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Boone to be activated Sept. 1

Updated: August 28, 2009, 9:03 PM ET
Associated Press

PHOENIX -- Five months after open-heart surgery, third baseman Aaron Boone rejoined the Houston Astros.

Boone completed a minor league rehab assignment and will be activated when major league rosters expand on Sept. 1.

"Everything's gone well," Boone said before the Astros met the Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday night. "To see yourself improve every day, every week, every month, has been satisfying."

The 36-year-old Boone signed with the Astros in the offseason, then had ...

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