Aaron Hicks inks take care of Orioles after being DFA’d by Yankees with two-years left on his contract

SEATTLE — Aaron Hicks is staying put — inside the American League East.

The veteran has agreed to a major league deal with the Orioles, the employees launched Tuesday. Baltimore needed outfield help, as Cedric Mullins is dealing with a correct groin strain.

The Yankees not too way back designated Hicks for process and launched him on Might 26. In doing so, they ate the remaining three years and nearly $30 million left on his contract, along with this season.

The O’s pays Hicks the primary league minimal.

“Hopefully, it’s a superb alternative for him, and positively want him effectively,” Aaron Boone talked about Tuesday. “Not too effectively being in our division on a group we’re chasing, however hopefully it’s a very good match for him.”

Hicks debuted for the Yankees in 2016 and signed a seven-year, $70 million extension following a career-year in 2018. However he’s carried out in merely 303 video video games whereas hitting .218/.330/.360 since then, and he hit .188 over 28 video video games for the Yankees this season sooner than the membership decrease ties with the 33-year-old.

“I hope what doesn’t get misplaced is a few actually good seasons that he had right here,” Boone talked about after Hicks’ launch. “Had some good postseason moments right here. After which some accidents actually impacted his time right here and doubtless impacted his profession and his capacity to get again to that stage.”

Hicks, who began his career with the Twins, has carried out additional video video games at Yankee Stadium (344) and Goal Discipline (132) than another parks in baseball. Baltimore’s Camden Yards is a distant third (46). Hicks is a .214/.289/.296 lifetime hitter with two residence runs and 16 RBI there.

Baltimore visits the Bronx on July 3 to start out a four-game sequence. Ought to Hicks nonetheless be an Oriole at the moment, he’ll get a chance to remain it to the Yankees in entrance of followers that steadily booed him in direction of the highest of his tenure in pinstripes.

Boone is conscious of it’ll possible be weird to see Hicks carrying Orioles orange, whether or not or not that happens at Yankee Stadium or not.

“Anytime you’ve gotten a participant depart, particularly one which’s been with you for a very long time, it’s all the time odd seeing them in one other uniform,” the supervisor talked about.