Major League Baseball (MLB) New York Yankees releases Aaron Hicks after a long-term contract with injuries and sluggishness.
The Yankees announced on the 21st (Korean time) that they had put outfielder Greg Allen on the major league roster while designating Hicks for transfer (DFA).안전놀이터
Hicks, who will go through the waiver process, can transfer to another club, remain with the Yankees as a minor league player, or become a free agent.
Hicks, who signed a seven-year, $70 million contract with the Yankees ahead of the 2019 season, has more than two years left on the contract. If another club recruits him, he can sign for the minimum annual salary, and the Yankees will bear the remaining contract amount.
Hicks, who joined the Yankees after leaving the Minnesota Twins after the 2015 season, played in 137 games in 2018 with a batting average of 0.248, 27 homers, 79 RBIs, and 90 runs. With this booty at the fore, he succeeded in his long-term contract.
However, after his long-term contract, Hicks’ contribution to the team declined due to back, elbow, and wrist injuries. He only started in 59 games in 2019 and 32 in 2021. In 2022, he played 130 games, but his performance was sluggish with a batting average of 0.216, 8 homers, 40 RBIs, 54 points, and an OPS of 0.643.
This season, he is showing disappointing results with a batting average of 0.188, 1 home run, 5 RBIs, 9 runs and an OPS of 0.524 in 28 games. In response, the Yankees decided to clear Hicks.
Hicks said in an interview with local media such as the New York Post, “This is also part of the business. I have to move on to the next chapter of my career as a player.” “The Yankees are a very good team, but I didn’t work out here.”