Aaron Boone feels 'awesome' after getting pacemaker
Aaron Boone is feeling great after undergoing surgery to have a pacemaker inserted.  Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Yankees manager Aaron Boone feels 'awesome' after getting pacemaker

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. 

Erin Walsh is a Boston sports fan through and through. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Bridgewater State University and currently is in pursuit of her Master's Degree in Journalism from Northeastern University. Follow her on Twitter @ewalsh90.

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