Major League Baseball has suspended Yankees manager Aaron Boone for one game due to his recent behavior towards umpires. Boone’s suspension will take place on Friday night during the game against the San Diego Padres. During his suspension, Carlos Mendoza will manage the team in his place. In addition to his suspension, Boone was also fined an undisclosed amount. This recent suspension and fine follows Boone’s fourth ejection this season, which occurred during the game against the Baltimore Orioles. This is his second ejection in four days. Boone is known for his famous “Savages in the Box” rant, which led to his ejection in 2019.
Boone’s Reputation and Desire to Improve
Boone acknowledges that he has earned a reputation for arguing with umpires and does not deny it. He believes that his reputation has not changed the way umpires are treating him. Despite his growing number of ejections, Boone does not think that it has affected how umpires call the game when the Yankees are involved. Although he enjoys voicing his opinion, Boone does not go into games with the intention of getting ejected. He hopes to start a long streak of not getting ejected and plans to improve his conduct towards umpires.
Apart from Boone’s suspension and fine, reliever Tommy Kahnle could make a return to the team for its next series against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Kahnle has not allowed a run or a hit in his three rehab outings, striking out two while walking one. He has yet to pitch this season after starting the season on the injured list due to biceps tendinitis.
In addition to Boone’s suspension and Kahnle’s potential return, the Yankees also released Aaron Hicks, a veteran outfielder who spent the past eight years with the team. Hicks was designated for assignment last week and has 2½ years and over $27 million left on his seven-year, $70 million deal that he signed in 2019.
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