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Aaron Boone returning as Yankees manager on three-year deal

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Aaron Boone is returning as Yankees manager next season after losing in the AL Wild Card game.
USA Today

Despite another disappointing early postseason exit, the New York Yankees will run it back with Aaron Boone as manager for 2022 and beyond.

Boone and the Yankees agreed to a three-year contract extension through 2024 with a club option for 2025, the organization announced Tuesday.

"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," said Hal Steinbrenner, the Yankees' chairman and managing general partner. "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 four seasons as Yankees manager, leading the team to the postseason each year. The Yankees have struggled to get over the hump in the playoffs though, only advancing to the American League Championship Series once in 2019, losing 4-2 to the Houston Astros. Boone is 11-11 in 22 career postseason games.

The postseason horrors continued for the Yankees in 2021, losing to the Red Sox in the AL Wild Card Game at Fenway Park. Despite seeing their rivals in the midst of another deep playoff run, the Yankees don't think it's time for changes... yet.