Report: Boone's job as Yankees manager 'completely secure'
New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone isn't going anywhere anytime soon.
The Yankees skipper's job is "completely secure," sources told SNY's Andy Martino.
Speculation about the 50-year-old's job security arose on Sunday after New York dismissed hitting coach Dillon Lawson, the first time general manager Brian Cashman fired a coach in-season during his run as the Yankees' primary baseball decision-maker.
Boone also received criticism on Sunday for removing starting pitcher Domingo German after six innings despite the hurler performing well with only 74 pitches thrown.
The Yankees' bullpen subsequently blew the lead in an eventual 7-4 loss to the Chicago Cubs, losing the three-game series in the process. Boone defended German's removal by saying he wanted the pitcher to end the first half on a high note.
Boone is in the midst of his worst season running the bench for the Bronx Bombers, who enter the All-Star break with a 49-42 record, good for fourth in the American League East. If the season ended today, the Yankees would miss the playoffs.
The skipper is under contract until the end of 2024, with a club option to return in 2025.