New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone underwent surgery to have a pacemaker inserted on March 3. He took a short leave of absence but now is into his second full week in the dugout.
According to the Associated Press (h/t ESPN), Boone said Sunday that he's feeling "awesome."
"Just a lot different, honestly," Boone said. "Energy. Even cardiovascular workout capabilities. Done some [Peloton] rides I haven't done in a few months that I didn't even realize, oh, this is what it's supposed to be like."
Boone had a pacemaker inserted to address a low heart rate. The pacemaker keeps his heart rate from dropping below 50-60 beats per minute or from rising too high.
Before surgery, Boone was dealing with lightheadedness, low energy and shortness of breath.
The 48-year-old is entering his fourth season as manager of the Yankees and has compiled a 236-148 record. New York made it to the ALDS in 2018, the ALCS in 2019 and the ALDS in 2020.