Aaron Boone discusses Yankees’ 3B choices, Justin Verlander beef

Aaron Boone (Getty Pictures)

New Yankees supervisor Aaron Boone inhereited a reasonably candy gig with a younger gifted roster that solely acquired stronger by buying and selling for Giancarlo Stanton. Nevertheless, there are a number of query lingering because the Bronx Bombers open spring coaching.

Probably the most obvious gap within the workforce’s lineup is at third base. Todd Frazier (Mets) and Chase Headley (Padres) are each elsewhere in 2018 and hotshot prospect Gleyber Torres is predicted to play second base.

New York continues to be rumored to be fascinated with Mike Moustakas of Kansas Metropolis lore, however in-home choice Miguel Andujar appears to be a Boone favourite.

“There’s no query in my thoughts that he’s going to hit and hit for a very long time on this league And there’s no query in my thoughts that defensively he’ll be actually good sooner or later,” Boone stated of the 22-yr-previous who appeared in 5 video games with the large membership final season (by way of Newsday.com).

“We now have to see how he does this spring [defensively] and the way he seems to be,” Boone stated. “However what I’m enthusiastic about is the talent set is there for him to be actually good down there on the scorching nook. He’s going to be a very good participant.”

In different Yankees news, Boone addressed feedback made by Astros pitcher Justin Verlander, who stated the American League nonetheless runs by means of Houston regardless of the mounting hype surrounding the Yankees.

“We hope it’s a budding rivalry, however Justin Verlander is strictly proper. They’re the defending world champions. They’ve a nucleus of nice gamers and it seems to be like this offseason have even improved on what their membership was a yr in the past,” Boone informed ESPN. “That’s one of many groups have been going to should beat if we’re going to succeed in our final objective of being a champion.”