clearn.png
Saturday December 4th, 2021 8:55PM

Yankees' Boone back on bench 3 days after pacemaker inserted

By The Associated Press
Related Articles
  Contact Editor

New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone returned to the dugout Saturday, three days after surgery to have a pacemaker inserted.

“It felt good just to be at the ballfield again, competing with the guys,” he said after managing New York's 3-2 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Boone, who turns 48 in a few days, left the club Wednesday to get the pacemaker at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Tampa, Florida. He returned to camp Saturday after clearing COVID-19 protocols and said he feels great — especially so when he watched ace Gerrit Cole cruise through a simulated game at the team’s spring training facility in Tampa.

“Good to come watch Gerrit Cole pitch,” Boone said with a grin. “That’s a good way to get back into it.”

Boone — who says his only restriction is he can’t raise his left hand over his head for about a month — then joined the team in nearby Bradenton for a rain-delayed exhibition game against the Pirates.

“I was shocked to see him today,” said right-hander Jameson Taillon, who started against Pittsburgh. “I was really happy to see him here. I know he went and saw Gerrit’s sim game and then came here for the game to manage today. That’s a full day for a first day back.

“Obviously, anytime you bring up the heart, it’s scary, but he seems to be in a great spot, in great spirits, and we’re happy to have him back.”

Boone had the pacemaker inserted after he was found to have a heart rate as low as 30-39 beats per minute, well below the 60-100 considered normal for adults. Boone, who had open heart surgery in 2009 for a congenital defect, had been experiencing light-headedness and fatigue this winter.

Taillon struck out four over two scoreless innings. Jay Bruce and Clint Frazier homered for the Yankees, and Thairo Estrada had the club's two other hits.

___

Follow Jake Seiner: https://twitter.com/Jake_Seiner

___

More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports

  • Associated Categories: Associated Press (AP), AP Sports, AP Online Baseball , AP Sports - Major League Baseball
© Copyright 2021 AccessWDUN.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
Kupcho eagles 18th to cut Ernst’s LPGA Tour lead to stroke
Jennifer Kupcho made a 12-foot eagle putt on the final hole to cut Austin Ernst’s lead to a stroke Saturday in the LPGA Tour’s Drive On Championship
6:10PM ( 14 minutes ago )
Yankees' Boone back on bench 3 days after pacemaker inserted
Yankees manager Aaron Boone returned to the dugout Saturday, three days after surgery to have a pacemaker inserted
6:02PM ( 22 minutes ago )
Creighton players express hurt over McDermott words in video
Five Creighton basketball players explained in a short video before the Bluejays' home game against Butler why they were hurt by coach Greg McDermott’s remarks in his locker room talk following a loss last weekend
5:52PM ( 32 minutes ago )
Associated Press (AP)
Edey, No. 23 Purdue beat Indiana for 9th straight time
Zach Edey scored 20 points and Jaden Ivey added 17 to help No. 23 Purdue beat Indiana 67-58
5:17PM ( 1 hour ago )
Barzal shines as Islanders beat Sabres for 4th straight win
Mathew Barzal and Scott Mayfield each had a goal and an assist and the New York Islanders beat the Buffalo Sabres 5-2 for their fourth straight win
5:05PM ( 1 hour ago )
Silver: NBA may return to normal in '21-22, virus permitting
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver says the league is expecting arenas to be filled again next season
5:00PM ( 1 hour ago )
AP Sports
Ohtani fans 5 in return to mound; Harper HR on 1st swing
Shohei Ohtani figured he’d be careful in his return to the mound after two injury-spoiled seasons
12:17AM ( 18 hours ago )
The Latest: Ontario wants vaccine shot in adults by June 20
The head of the vaccine program for Canada’s most populous province of Ontario expects to get every adult a first vaccine shot by June 20
8:43PM ( 21 hours ago )
Column: With DH shelved, another year of hapless NL swings
Get ready for another season of the most hapless act in sports
8:38PM ( 21 hours ago )
AP Online Baseball
The Latest: Penguins captain Sidney Crosby cleared to play
Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby has been cleared to return after spending two days in the NHL’s COVID-19 protocol
6:46PM ( 1 day ago )
Boone discharged from hospital, day after getting pacemaker
New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone has been discharged from St. Joseph’s Hospital in Tampa, Florida, a day after having a pacemaker installed
6:08PM ( 2 days ago )
The Latest: Penn Relays canceled for second straight year
The Penn Relays have been canceled for the second straight year due to the coronavirus pandemic and local restrictions on large gatherings
4:08PM ( 2 days ago )
AP Sports - Major League Baseball
Kupcho eagles 18th to cut Ernst’s LPGA Tour lead to stroke
Jennifer Kupcho made a 12-foot eagle putt on the final hole to cut Austin Ernst’s lead to a stroke Saturday in the LPGA Tour’s Drive On Championship
6:10PM ( 14 minutes ago )
Silver: NBA may return to normal in '21-22, virus permitting
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver says the league is expecting arenas to be filled again next season
6:00PM ( 24 minutes ago )
Creighton players express hurt over McDermott words in video
Five Creighton basketball players explained in a short video before the Bluejays' home game against Butler why they were hurt by coach Greg McDermott’s remarks in his locker room talk following a loss last weekend
5:52PM ( 32 minutes ago )
Without Cunningham, No. 17 Oklahoma State beats No. 6 WVU
Sophomore Avery Anderson III scored a career-high 31 points to lead No. 17 Oklahoma State to an 85-80 victory over No. 6 West Virginia
5:49PM ( 35 minutes ago )
Late tip-in helps Providence hold off No. 10 Villanova 54-52
David Duke made a tiebreaking tip-in with 2.8 seconds left and Providence held on after blowing a 20-point lead to beat No. 10 Villanova 54-52
5:39PM ( 45 minutes ago )