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Aaron Boone | First Baseman

Team: Houston Astros
Age / DOB:  (41) / 3/9/1973
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 206
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: USC
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Aaron Boone officially announced his retirement from baseball on Tuesday.
Boone will pursue a broadcasting career with ESPN's "Baseball Tonight." The 36-year-old will finish with a .263/.326/.425 career batting line, 126 home runs and 555 RBI. He played 12 major league seasons. Tue, Feb 23, 2010 11:15:00 AM

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According to USA Today's Bob Nightengale, 36-year-old infielder Aaron Boone is likely to announce his retirement this winter.

Boone made a brave return just five months after open-heart surgery this season, but isn't much of a baseball player at this point in his career. He batted just .154 in 26 at-bats near the end of '09 while navigating the Astros' farm system and didn't manage a hit in 13 at-bats once promoted to the major league level. As it stands, he's a .263/.326/.425 career hitter with 126 home runs and 555 RBI over 12 seasons.
Wed, Oct 14, 2009 11:06:00 AM

Astros activated infielder Aaron Boone from the 60-day disabled list.

Just five months after open-heart surgery, Boone is back in the bigs. He batted .154 in 26 at-bats between Double-A Corpus Christi and Triple-A Round Rock. Boone hasn't been promised a specific role on the team by manager Cecil Cooper, but he could start against southpaw Ted Lilly on Wednesday.
Tue, Sep 1, 2009 01:26:00 PM

The Astros confirmed Friday that Aaron Boone (open-heart surgery) will return to the club on September 1.

Boone has proven his health with an extended rehab assignment and is raring to get back to the bigs. He'll get his chance Tuesday. "Not that I didn't have an appreciation of it before," said the veteran, "but now I have a real appreciation for what it's like to play at the elite Major League level." He'll be a platoon player and isn't likely to hold much fantasy value.
Sat, Aug 29, 2009 01:47:00 AM

Aaron Boone (open-heart surgery) finished 0-for-2 in his first rehab game Monday with Double-A Corpus Christi.

Boone plans to spend the next 10 days at the Double-A level. He'll then head to Triple-A Round Rock for about a week and rejoin the Astros in Arizona on the first of September. Of course, that schedule is contingent on him avoiding any setbacks.
Mon, Aug 10, 2009 10:52:00 PM

Aaron Boone (open-heart surgery) is scheduled to begin a rehab assignment Monday with Double-A Corpus Christi.

Boone has a full plan laid out: "I'll be in Corpus, I think, 10 or 12 days," he said Sunday. "Then assuming things are going well, I'll go to Round Rock for a week or so and then join the team in Arizona and hopefully be activated on the first (of September)." The Astros will treat any hint of a setback with major caution, so his plan may derailed here and there.
Mon, Aug 10, 2009 09:34:00 AM

According to Richard Justice of the Houston Chronicle, Aaron Boone will begin a minor league rehab assignment next week.

When he underwent open-heart surgery in March, many believed that it would cost him his season at the very least, and quite possibly his career. But just five months later, here he is, hoping to contribute to his team down the stretch. We'll keep you posted on his progress.
Tue, Aug 4, 2009 04:07:00 PM

Aaron Boone was able to take batting practice Monday evening.

Boone has been working out with the Astros since Friday. He's recovering from open heart surgery and is hoping to contribute to the team in some capacity by September. "Everybody's doing fine, coming along fine," manager Cecil Cooper said. "Erstad hit today. Booney hit today. They're all progressing just fine. We should have some of those guys back here pretty soon."
Tue, Jul 28, 2009 08:51:00 AM

Aaron Boone is scheduled to take batting practice Friday afternoon for the first time since undergoing open heart surgery in March.

Boone is currently with his Astros teammates, and will follow them during their week-long road trip to Chicago and St. Louis. He'll workout here and there, getting himself back into playing shape. The third baseman is hoping to contribute this season, but that remains a longshot.
Fri, Jul 24, 2009 06:27:00 PM

Aaron Boone has finally been cleared to begin working out at home.

"Aaron is doing great," Bob Boone said of his son. "He’s doing really well. I talked to him two days ago. He’s been released full-bore (to start a) training program. He doesn’t have to limit anything." It'll take about four weeks for Boone to rebuild his strength following heart surgery. We're not counting on him this year.
Sun, Jun 28, 2009 09:04:00 AM

Astros transferred infielder Aaron Boone from the 15-day to the 60-day disabled list.

Boone is expected to miss the season following heart surgery.
Fri, Apr 10, 2009 03:30:00 PM

Astros placed infielder Aaron Boone on the 15-day disabled list following heart surgery.

Boone will miss the season after surgery Thursday to replace a bicuspid aortic valve.
Sat, Mar 28, 2009 03:13:00 PM

Aaron Boone underwent open heart surgery in California on Thursday to replace a bicuspid aortic valve.

The procedure was performed at Stanford University Medical Center. Boone, 36, will not play this season but has not yet decided whether to end his career altogether.
Thu, Mar 26, 2009 07:45:00 PM

Aaron Boone's open heart surgery is scheduled for March 26.

It'll take place at the Stanford Medical Center in California. His season is over, and some have speculated that he may never return to baseball. Boone will have an aortic valve replaced as part of the procedure.
Sat, Mar 21, 2009 11:49:00 AM

Aaron Boone announced Wednesday that he has left Astros camp and is scheduled to undergo open heart surgery in the near future.

Boone needs his bicuspid aortic valve repaired, but noted that "it's not an emergency situation." However, his season is over and the 36-year-old may never play again. Boone had been slated to platoon at third base with Geoff Blum after signing a one-year, $750,000 contract in December.
Source: MLB.com
Wed, Mar 18, 2009 10:27:00 AM

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