Yankees’ Aaron Boone talks MLB lockdown and spring training

major league baseball is on time. But Aaron Boone is not worried.

The MLB lockout threatens to delay the start of spring training, with teams due to report in less than a month.

Last week, the New York Yankees coach spoke with TMZ outside Los Angeles International Airport. Boone was asked if he was worried about spring training starting on time. His answer ? “I hope not.”

Boone was then asked about how he handled criticism last season, which ended in a wild card loss to the Boston Red Sox. “Keep grinding, baby,” Boone said.

And finally, TMZ asked if Boone had any advice for gamers during the lockdown. ” No. They’ll figure it out,” Boone said.

In October, the Yankees re-signed Boone, giving him a three-year contract through the 2024 season with a club option for 2025.

Boone led the Yankees to the playoffs in each of his first four seasons as skipper. According to the Yankees, Boone is only the second manager “to reach the playoffs in each of his first four managerial seasons, joining Mike Matheny (2012-15 with St. Louis, also four in a row). He is the third coach to make the playoffs in each of his first four seasons with the Yankees, joining Casey Stengel (first five from 1949-53) and Joe Torre (the first 12 from 1996 to 2007).


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Mike Rosenstein can be reached at mrosenstein@njadvancemedia.com.

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