Aaron Boone visits Nationals
Astros infielder Aaron Boone visited the Nationals at Chase Field on Saturday afternoon. He is currently on the disabled list after having heart surgery to fix an aorta and aortic valve in March.
Boone, 36, played for the Nationals last season, hitting .241 with six home runs and 28 RBIs. This past December, he signed a one-year, $750,000 with the Astros.
Boone declined to be interviewed by the Washington media, but manager Manny Acta talked about how happy he was to see his former infielder.
“It lit up my face to see him,” Acta said. “He was outstanding for us here [last year]. He is an outstanding human being. We have a lot of good feelings toward him. He was hanging out with the guys.
“To be able to see him fight back after what he went through, I’m sure he is going to be fine with whatever he wants to do. He is feeling well. He is ready to go, living his normal life with his family and doing more and more stuff that he wasn’t able to do a couple of weeks ago.”