TAMPA, Fla. — On the day pitchers and catchers reported for his first spring training as New York Yankees manager, Aaron Boone acknowledged the pressure.
"Embrace that expectation," Boone said Tuesday. "Expect to go out there and be great. It beats the alternative, right? It really does. We're not going to run from that."
Boone was hired to replace Joe Girardi, who was fired after a decade — even though the Yankees made an unexpected run to Game 7 of the AL Championship Series before losing to Houston.
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