NEW YORK -- AP -- New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone has taken a leave of absence from the team to get a pacemaker and intends to return to work in a few days. The Yankees say the procedure was performed Wednesday at St. Joseph's Hospital in Tampa, Florida, and went as expected.

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Boone remained hospitalized overnight. The 47-year-old Boone is entering his fourth season as Yankees manager and had open-heart surgery in 2009. The team started the exhibition season Sunday and was scheduled to play its fourth game on Wednesday night against Toronto in Tampa. Bench coach Carlos Mendoza took over as acting manager.

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