The New York Yankees did not continue to let outfielder Aaron Hicks’ sluggishness continue.
The Yankees made an official announcement on the 21st (Korean time) that they would designate Aaron Hicks as DFA instead of registering Greg Gallon, an outfielder acquired in a trade with the Boston Red Sox the previous day, to the active roster.
Hicks appeared in 28 games this season, sluggish with 1 home run, 5 RBIs, 9 points, 20 strikeouts, 7 walks, batting average of 0.188 OPS 0.524. Hicks, who was recruited by the Yankees in a trade with the Minnesota Twins in 2016, signed a seven-year, $70 million (approximately 92.9 billion won) contract ahead of 2019, but has been sluggish due to injuries and sluggishness since then.
His best year was 2018, when he appeared in 137 games, hitting 27 home runs, batting average of 0.248 and OPS of 0.833. However, injuries such as an elbow injury in 2019 and wrist surgery in 2021 were frequent, and since 2021, he has not exceeded 10 homers in a single season. Last year, he entered the postseason roster, but was dropped due to knee surgery during the American League Division Series.메이저놀이터
‘Major League Trade Rumors’, which reports the news of the transfer to the major leagues, said about the transfer of Hicks, “It is a painful decision for the Yankees. Hicks still has a two-year, $19.57 million contract left. Given this, there will be no clubs that will claim on the waiver.”
“This year, Isaiah Cainer-Palepa was often used as an outfielder in place of Higgs. He showed the worst strikeout/walk ratio since 2016, and his defensive indicators were sluggish. It was sluggish and was eventually pushed out of power,” he criticized.
If a club does not appear within a week to take Hicks with a claim, the Yankees suffer the tragedy of losing both the player and the money. It is an ‘evil empire’ that is willing to pay the luxury tax, but it is obviously painful to leave another example of investment failure.