Yankees take DFA route to get rid of Aaron Hicks


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CINCINNATI — The Yankees have ultimately made the decision to absorb the financial loss and release Aaron Hicks.

According to The Post, the Yankees designated the veteran outfielder for assignment on Saturday to make way for Greg Allen, thus opening up a roster spot.

Hicks still had three more years remaining on his contract, with nearly $30 million yet to be paid.

Hicks recorded a batting average of .188 and a .524 OPS in 28 games this season.

Aaron Hicks of the New York Yankees on April 4, 2023.
Charles Wenzelberg / NYP

Over the past ten days, the switch hitter displayed a resurgence, recording a .353 batting average (6-for-17) along with an impressive 1.097 OPS.

As the Yankees clubhouse opened at Great American Ball Park on Saturday, Hicks could be seen with his bags packed at his locker, bidding farewell to his teammates with warm hugs.

Hicks expressed his acceptance of the situation, acknowledging to The Post that it is part of the business side of the game. He emphasized the need to move on to the next chapter in his career.

Aaron Hicks
(Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

He commented on the quality of the baseball team, stating that it appeared things weren’t working out for him with the Yankees. With the decision they made to designate him for assignment, he believed that another team might be a better fit for him.

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