Yankees Cut Ties With Longtime OF
It's no secret that the Aaron Hicks experiment has not gone the way the Yankees had hoped. Back in February of 2019, the Yankees and Aaron Hicks were in agreement on a 7-year contract worth $70M. Just four years later, he is off of the roster.
Aaron Hicks was a top CF just a few seasons ago, after a long history of injuries and poor performance, he has completely turned. From 2017-2020 Hicks had an .820 OPS and averaged 30 HR 90 RBI and 5.2 fWAR per 162 games.
In the last three seasons, Hicks hasn't hit above a .216 average and has just 13 homeruns in that span.
In the days leading up to his DFA, Hicks has looked a bit promising. In his last six games, he's 6 for 15 with a .400 average, a home run, and a 1.233 OPS. A team in need for some outfield help could take a flyer on the 33-year old after his last promising week in the Big Apple.