Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Aaron Boone spoke for the first time about Marcus Stroman joining the New York Yankees

The New York Yankees are in practice and ready for what will be the start of the 2024 Major League preseason and their manager, Aaron Boone has already offered details on what will be one of his first additions for the new campaign: Marcus Stroman.

Stroman’s deal for two seasons and 37 million dollars already has an impact on the Yankees and Boone, who believes his arrival will serve to improve the team’s starting position and ultimately its chances of reaching the postseason. which they did not reach by 2023.

“I like the consistency of his (Stroman) career, he had a great performance. He’s been a reliable starter in this league, for a long time. And he has complete confidence in his league and where he is. I think he is 31, or 32 years old. “He’s one of those guys who’s very loyal to his work and his body and takes care of himself, so I think he’s going to be a guy who stays in top shape for years,” said the helmsman of the Mules in the statements of YES. Network.

Boone commented that an important part of his participation was his love for the team, wearing the team’s colors even before signing his name, and his need to show himself and leave a good impression. presentations from the mound.

“Also, I think he wants to be here with us, with the Yankees, and that’s important for something, and I care about that, and I think he’s made for it. I think it’s the last game I love,” Boone said.

Stroman will join a rotation that could be occupied by the American League Cy Young winner in 2023, Gerrit Cole, as well as other names such as Néstor Cortés, Carlos Rodón, or Clarke Schmidt.

Among his resume is being the Most Valuable Player of the World Baseball Classic in 2017 for the United States. during his career, he had a record of 77 wins and 77 losses, with an earned run percentage of 3.65 and a total of 1,091 strikeouts in 1,302 innings worked.

Stroman is part of a small change as the Yankees seek to return to the Major League postseason, which began with the signing of Dominican Juan Soto who arrived from the San Diego Padres in December.

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