Yankees haven't told Boone if he'll return as manager: 'It's out of my hands'
The New York Yankees haven't informed manager Aaron Boone if he'll return next season, the skipper told MLB.com's Bryan Hoch on Monday.
"I don't worry about it. It's out of my hands," Boone said.
"I'm completely comfortable with who I am and the things I can control. In my mind, I'm doing everything to head into the offseason prepared to put us in a better position to try and compete for a championship. That's what the goal is, and until they take that away, that's my focus."
Rumors about the manager's future have swirled throughout the season but gained traction Sunday after the Yankees were eliminated from playoff contention for the first time since 2016.
The elimination prompted team captain Aaron Judge to call this campaign a "failure." Owner Hal Steinbrenner already described the season as "unacceptable" and promised a deep look into the baseball operations department run by long-time general manager Brian Cashman.
Boone has been a stalwart for the Yankees since being hired before the 2018 campaign. The 50-year-old has amassed an impressive 505-358 record, leading the Bronx Bombers to two AL East titles and five consecutive playoff appearances prior to this season.
However, 2023 has been a gigantic letdown for Boone and the Yankees. Despite entering the campaign with MLB's second-highest payroll, New York sits only one game above .500 with six contests remaining.
The Yankees haven't finished below .500 since 1992.