The New York Yankees will be bringing back manager Aaron Boone, who has led the Bronx Bombers to the postseason each if his four seasons at the helm but has been under fire after an underwhelming season that led to a one-game elimination at the hands of the Boston Red Sox.
Boone’s previous contract was set to expire at the end of the World Series.
“We have a person and manager in Aaron Boone who possesses the baseball acumen and widespread respect in our clubhouse to continue to guide us forward,” Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner said in a statement. “As a team and as an organization, we must grow, evolve and improve. We need to get better. Period.
“I know Aaron fully embraces our expectations of success, and I look forward to drawing on his intelligence, instincts and leadership in pursuit of our next World Series championship.”
Boone has a 328-218 record in his four seasons as manager, but the Yankees haven’t been to the World Series since 2009 which marks the third-longest drought in franchise history.