Aaron Hicks
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Veteran outfielder Aaron Hicks remains one of the most hated players in the Yankees fandom. He arrived in the Bronx seven years ago and looked like a promising talent who would make a big name for himself. After all, the Yankee clubhouse is a place that drastically changes a player’s whole life. Well, not for Hicks, who made nothing but bad memories.

Aaron Hicks turned 37 this year, and his days at the Yankee clubhouse looked numbered. However, Andrew Benintendi’s departure provided the outfielder with a lifeline. The team management, against popular opinion, placed a bet on Hicks to turn things around. However, the 37-year-old had too less steam left and was eventually outperformed by the younger generation. At last, fate had the last laugh as Hicks faced the inevitable.


Yankees DFA’d Aaron Hicks, Options Jhony Brito To Minor League

Aaron Hicks, Jhony Brito

This weekend, the New York Yankees dropped a bombshell while announcing two major roster moves. The team designated outfielder Aaron Hicks for assignment, thus marking the end of his tenure in the Bronx. Hicks’ seven years of association with the Yankees, who he considered as his home, came to an unfortunate end. His form slump and constant miscues in the field led to his ouster. Aaron Boone further provided more details on his final conversation with the outcasted outfielder and said Hicks’ frustration over his role clarity in the team played a little part in the team’s decision to outcast him. Hicks publicly called out the team earlier for not communicating the exact nature of his role and responsibility within the lineup.

The Yankees signed outfielder Greg Allen last week from Boston Red Sox, and he will replace Aaron Hicks on the roster. On the other hand, the Yankees also optioned pitcher Jhony Brito to Triple-A minor league. After an initial blast, the pitcher faced multiple setbacks, which cost the team a few crucial wins. Luis Severino got reinstated from a prolonged injury on Sunday. Hence, Brito automatically became the collateral damage. Overall, the Bronx Bombers made some major roster decisions this week, and it indicates that the club is taking steps to ensure the team’s struggle on the field ends soon so that they can move up on the AL-East table.

Aaron Hicks Breaks Silence On His Ouster

A team parting ways with one of its most senior players is always heartbreaking irrespective of the circumstances. Aaron Hicks’ ouster from the New York Yankees was inevitable. The Bronx Bombers DFA’d him this weekend, and the outfielder looked quite hurt with his departure. Hicks spoke to Erik Boland of Newsday Sports and summed up his reactions in just two sentences.

Aaron Hicks
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He said he loved being a Yankee and that the seven years spent with the team was the best time of his career. That sums up his emotions. Undoubtedly, Aaron Hicks tried to give his best to the Yankees all these years. While it did not yield desired results, the man’s love for the game and the club was real. We wish nothing but the best to Hicks for his future endeavors.