Aaron Hicks, who showed a sluggish performance, was designated for transfer (DFA) by the New York Yankees.
The Yankees announced on the 21st (Korean time), “We have designated outfielder Riggs for transfer.”
Hicks was selected by the Minnesota Twins in the first round, 14th overall, in the 2008 draft. He first hit the big league stage in Minnesota in 2013 before being traded to the Yankees ahead of the 2016 season.
In 2017메이저사이트, his second season with the Yankees, Hicks recorded 80 hits, 15 homers, 52 RBIs in 88 games, a batting average of 0.266 and an OPS of 00.847. Following this, he recorded 119 hits, 27 home runs, and 79 RBIs in 137 games in the 2018 season, with a batting average of 0.248 and an OPS of 0.833.
Hicks has signed a contract extension ahead of the 2019 season. He signed a contract with the Yankees for 7 years and 70 million dollars (approximately 93 billion won). But after that, it fell into a slump. Injuries were frequent.
Hicks had 52 hits, 12 homers, 36 RBIs and a batting average of 0.235 OPS of 0.768 in 59 games in the 2019 season and underwent Tommy John surgery at the end of the season. In the 2020 season, which was shortened in the aftermath of Corona 19, 54 games, 38 hits, 6 homers, 21 RBIs, a batting average of 0.225 OPS 0.793 was marked.
In the 2021 season, while recording 21 hits, 4 homers, 14 RBIs and a batting average of 0.194 OPS 0.627 in 32 games, the season was out due to wrist surgery. After his return, he posted a .216 batting average and .643 OPS in 130 games last season with 83 hits, 8 home runs and 40 RBIs, but suffered a knee injury in the postseason American League Division Series.
Hicks played in 28 games this season, but was sluggish with 13 hits, 1 home run, 5 RBIs, a batting average of 0.188 and an OPS of 0.524. Eventually, the Yankees drew their swords.
Major League Baseball’s official website, ‘MLB.com’, said, “Hicks still has more than two years left on his contract. The Yankees have 7 days to trade Hicks before releasing him.”
Hicks’ vacancy is filled by Greg Allen. The Yankees traded with the Boston Red Sox on the 20th. They brought in outfielder Allen in exchange for minor league right-hander Diego Hernandez and cash. Allen joined the 40-man roster straight away.
‘MLB.com’ said, “Allen will play as an outfielder, splitting time with Jake Bowers, Willie Calhoun and Oswaldo Cabrera.”