Sources: Aaron Boone expected to return as Yankees manager

Aug 16, 2023; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone (17) in the dugout before a game against the Atlanta Braves at Truist Park.

Yankees higher-ups will convene on Wednesday in Tampa for an autopsy of a season that GM Brian Cashman labeled a “disaster,” and discussions about how to improve in 2024. Manager Aaron Boone will be included in those discussions because the team is not planning to fire him.

Per league sources, Boone is expected back with the Yankees next season.

It is unclear exactly when or how the Yankees will finalize or announce that. Technically, no action needs to be taken, as Boone is under contract for next season. At this point, the only way Boone’s fate could change is if those Tampa meetings somehow go so sideways that they end in a surprise firing. No one expects that to happen.

As the season wound down, several factors broke in Boone’s favor. Team captain Aaron Judge said that he wanted the Yankees to keep Boone. The Yankees, depleted by injury, managed to finish 82-80, their 31st consecutive winning season.

That record was unacceptable to everyone involved, but the clubhouse and front office view Boone as part of the solution, not part of the problem.