TAMPA — Like everyone else, Aaron Boone has no idea when there will be baseball again and the manager said Monday he was likely leaving Tampa in the coming days to go home.
But the delay to the season, as unpleasant as it is, will allow some key injured Yankees to miss less of the year.
With James Paxton (back surgery) and Giancarlo Stanton (calf strain) both progressing and Aaron Judge (rib) resting, all three have benefitted from the time off.
“There’s no question, it gives those guys an opportunity to be part of our season from the start, potentially,” Boone said on SiriusXM’s MLB Network Radio.
For now Boone is staying in Tampa, where the Yankees plan on picking up informal workouts again on Tuesday at Steinbrenner Field — but he admitted keeping the team together is becoming more difficult.
“We’re gonna pick up [Tuesday] for the most part with guys coming in, having unstructured workouts,” Boone said. “But as more and more information rolls in, that’s looking like it’s becoming harder and harder. … Our guys really wanted to stay and work out, [but with how] the last couple days unfolded, that’s…