Latest Aaron Boone News

Aaron Judge's big toe more than a New York Yankees footnote after injury last year

Feb. 20, 2024 17:28 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Aaron Judge's big toe is more than a footnote for the New York Yankees. Judge missed 42 games after tearing a ligament in his right big toe when he crashed into the right-field fence at Dodger Stadium last June 3, a big reason the Yankees fell from postseason...

Latest Yanks star arrives for spring training wearing T-shirt saying: 'The generational Juan Soto'

Feb. 19, 2024 15:50 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Juan Soto gave some new meaning to pride of the Yankees. On his first day with his new team, the 25-year-old star outfielder walked into a news conference in the tent behind third base wearing a navy T-shirt with white print that proclaimed: “The generational...

At 34 and after 5 seasons of injuries, Yanks' Stanton says he's 'got to change the narrative'

Feb. 19, 2024 15:27 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Giancarlo Stanton's condition was dissected on his first day back at Yankees spring training much like pastrami at a New York deli: how lean? A markedly slimmer Stanton stood by his corner locker after arriving in the refurbished clubhouse and discussed his...

Boone: Yankees are `hell bent on being a champion' this season

Feb. 14, 2024 20:03 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla, (AP) — Aaron Boone says his New York Yankees are “hell bent on being a champion” after missing the playoffs for the first time since 2016. New York started spring training Wednesday still in search of its first title since 2009. The Yankees went 82-20 last year,...

Alex Verdugo shaves off beard 2 months early to get Yankees feeling after trade

Dec. 21, 2023 18:21 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Alex Verdugo complied with the New York Yankees' rule against facial hair by a lot more than a whisker. He clipped off his red beard two months before spring training. “My mom loves it,” he said Thursday, showing off his impeccably shaved cheeks during a Zoom...

The Yankees have already given Yoshinobu Yamamoto a No. 18 jersey. Aaron Boone hopes he keeps it

Dec. 21, 2023 16:53 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Yoshinobu Yamamoto already has New York Yankees pinstripes with No. 18, the numeral prized by many Japanese pitchers. “I gave him that jersey. It's his if he wants to keep it,” Yankees manager Aaron Boone said Thursday. Some Japanese pitchers...

MLB is widening the runner's lane to first, changing a rule that has caused World Series controversy

Dec. 21, 2023 15:09 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball is widening the runner's lane approaching first base to include a portion of fair territory, changing a more than century-old rule that caused World Series controversy over interference calls. MLB also is shortening the pitch clock with runners...

In rare Yankees-Red Sox trade, outfielder Verdugo goes to New York and pitcher Weissert to Boston

Dec. 06, 2023 11:45 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Acquired in a rare trade between the Yankees and rival Red Sox, Alex Verdugo can figure on being a starting corner outfielder for New York. “He’s actually been a guy that we’ve talked about now for, for a while,” Yankees manager Aaron Boone said...

The Yankees hope chance meeting, scouting helps land Japanese pitcher Yamamoto

Dec. 05, 2023 19:56 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone has met Japanese pitching sensation Yoshinobu Yamamoto. Once, very briefly. The Yankees hope to find out soon if Boone’s chance meeting with the 25-year-old right-hander pays off for the team. ...

Mets and free-agent pitcher Luis Severino finalizing $13 million, 1-year deal, AP source says

Nov. 30, 2023 01:38 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Free-agent pitcher Luis Severino and the New York Mets are finalizing a $13 million, one-year contract, according to a person familiar with the agreement. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Wednesday night because the team had not...