Speaking to reporters Wednesday, Boone called it "one of those great unknowns" when asked if he was convinced Astros players weren't wearing some type of electronic device to relay signs during the 2019 American League Championship Series:
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Aaron Boone on if he's convinced the Astros weren't wearing devices during last year's ALCS: "No. That's certainly one of those great unknowns...I don't really dwell on things I am unable to control...I look at it now as it's time to move on and look forward" https://t.co/WaLjP330IT
Boone said he hasn't spoken with former Astros manager AJ Hinch but that they texted.
"I'm not ready to go there," the Yankees skipper told reporters.
There has been speculation that Houston second baseman Jose Altuve may have been wearing some sort of buzzer when he hit a series-clinching two-run homer off Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman in Game 6 of the ALCS.
Major League Baseball disciplined the Astros by fining the organization $5 million and making it forfeit first- and second-round draft picks in 2020 and 2021 for using an illegal video system to steal signs from opposing teams during the 2017 season and a portion of the 2018 season.
Hinch and general manager Jeff Luhnow received one-year suspensions and were subsequently fired by Astros owner Jim Crane.
Houston has eliminated New York from the postseason in two of the last three years. Boone has managed the Yankees since replacing Joe Girardi in December 2017. He is 203-121 in the regular season.