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‘We Need to Lean on Those Guys’- New York Yankees Manager Aaron Boone Lauds Debutant JP Sears and Other Talented Newcomers for Stepping Up

Published 05/26/2022, 4:22 AM EDT

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If we leave Aaron Judge and Gerrit Cole aside, the New York Yankees have no big names on their roster compared to other heavyweights of MLB. Despite that, the Aaron Boone-led team has been doing wonders in the AL East. It is only possible because of the depth and versatility of their roster.

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When the series was on the line in the third game against the Baltimore Orioles, Aaron Boone brought two newbies to throw pitches from the mound. And guess what? It worked for the Yankees, as JP Sears and Ron Marinaccio both were exceptional from the mound.


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The Yankees made no big signings in the 2022 free agency. No doubt about that. Because they focused on building a squad instead of landing big names. In a recent game against the Orioles, JP Sears and Ron Marinaccio stole the show from the mound.

Do the New York Yankees have the best roster in 2022?

It’s a question that will be answered by the end of the season. But as per the current scenario, the Yankees’ roster has been working fine for them. Unlike every other season, the Yankees targeted youngsters for their rosters, especially pitchers.

Talking about the same, Aaron Boone reflected his thoughts on the roster. The Yankees skipper also heaped praise on young debutant JP Sears and Ron Marinaccio for their wonderful outings against the Orioles.


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“When we were breaking camp, we were talking about 15 or even 16 pitchers to start the season…,” Boone said. “Tonight we got to see two of those guys that got put on the 40-man roster this year. And you saw for good reason Marinaccio was terrific in a big role to give us a couple of innings there in the middle and obviously JP starting it out…”


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The Yankees manager also opened up about the depth of his roster. Boone said how essential all the players are for a successful season.

“We need to lean on those guys right now and over the course of the year, you are going to need to tap into your depth. And good to see those guys step up in some high-level situations,” Boone said to YES Network.


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Notably, the new pitchers threw combined scoreless innings for the Yankees and won the game for their side.

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Abhishek Kumar


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Abhishek Kumar is an MLB author at EssentiallySports. After completing his Master’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication, Abhishek has been working in the media industry since two years. Before joining EssentiallySports, he previously worked at APN News as a sub-editor, where he has written articles on sports and politics.
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