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New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone returned to the dugout Saturday, three days after surgery to have a pacemaker inserted.
"It felt good just to be at the ballfield again, competing with the guys," he said after managing New York's 3-2 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Boone, who turns 48 in a few days, left the club Wednesday to get the pacemaker at St. Joseph's Hospital in Tampa, Florida. He returned to camp Saturday after clearing COVID-19 protocols and said he feels great - especially so when he watched ace Gerrit Cole cruise through a simulated game at the team's spring training facility in Tampa.