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New York Yankees supervisor Aaron Boone is reportedly not at risk of dropping his job after hitting coach Dillon Lawson was fired on Sunday.
In accordance with Andy Martino of SNY, Boone’s job is “fully safe” because the workforce enters the All-Star break at 49-42. Regardless of being in fourth place and sitting eight video games again within the American League East, the Yankees are only one sport out within the Wild Card race.
New York entered the 2023 season with loads of promise, however a bunch of accidents (e.g. Aaron Choose, Giancarlo Stanton and Carlos Rodón) and a scarcity of hitting and pitching depth has contributed to some struggles.
Of be aware, Choose (toe) has not performed since June 3, whereas Rodón didn’t make his Yankees debut till July 7.
Because the workforce regarded to vary issues up for the second half of the season, it moved on from Lawson over the weekend. In accordance with The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal, Sean Casey can be named the brand new hitting coach, reuniting the three-time MLB All-Star with Boone, a former Cincinnati Reds teammate.
Boone performed within the majors from 1997-2009. He’s finest identified for his walkoff, pinch-hit house run in Sport 7 of the 2003 American League Championship Collection to guide the Yankees to a 6-5 win over the Boston Crimson Sox to win the pennant.
The 50-year-old retired after the 2009 season and labored as a ESPN baseball analyst for the subsequent eight years earlier than turning into the Yankees’ supervisor in Dec. 2017, changing Joe Girardi.
The workforce had quick success below Boone due to a 100-62 document in 2018 regardless of a mountain of accidents to the lineup, however they fell to the Boston Crimson Sox within the AL Division Collection.
The next 12 months, the Yankees gained the AL East with a 103-59 document and 306 house runs. However they fell to the Houston Astros within the ALCS for the second time in three years.
The 2020 pandemic-shortened season ended with the Yankees dropping to the Tampa Bay Rays within the second spherical. The following 12 months was a wrestle as just a few regular-season swoons left the workforce preventing simply to make the playoffs. It did so however misplaced to the Crimson Sox within the AL Wild Card Sport.
The 2022 season started with an amazing quantity of promise and a 61-23 document, however the Yankees went 38-40 the remainder of the best way regardless of an amazing season from new American League house run champion Aaron Choose.
The Yanks squeaked by the Cleveland Guardians within the AL Division Collection however obtained swept by the Astros within the subsequent spherical in a matchup that noticed the workforce hit simply .162.
And whereas New York is at present on the skin of the playoff image, the Yankees stay within the combine as they give the impression of being to make a run at their first World Collection title since 2009.