The open heart surgery hasn’t been set, but it will likely be set shortly to replace his heart's aortic valve.
“We’ll probably schedule it this week,” he said. “It’s not an emergency situation. I don’t have to rush to the table. It is something I have to schedule this week but hopefully we’ll get done in the near future.”
It’s unclear when or if Boone will ever play baseball again.
“Will I play baseball again? I don’t know at this time,” he said. “We’ll cross that bridge as we get here.”
Most of Boone's Astros teammates attended his announcement at Osceola County Stadium.