Aaron Hicks Finds A New Major League Home

Just 10 days after being mercifully DFA'd by the New York Yankees, Aaron Hicks has found himself a new gig. He'll be joining the Pinstripers' division rival, as the Baltimore Orioles have signed him to a deal.

It's a major league contract for the beleaguered outfielder, who struggled mightily for the Yankees over the past several years after a breakout 2018 season. 

The 33-year-old was hitting .188 this season with one home run and an OPS+ of 47 (53% worse than the average major leaguer). 

In 2018, Hicks slugged 27 HR and had an OPS+ of 127. Since then, it's been all downhill, and he's been booed mercilessly in the Bronx. Since the start of the 2021 season, he's hit just .209 with a .625 OPS. And his defense in the outfield has not exactly been Gold Glove caliber.

But the Orioles were in need of an outfielder urgently, as they've had to place All-Star Cedric Mullins on the injured list.

If Hicks settles in and manages to hold onto a spot with the O's, we should all keep an eye on July 3rd: that's the Orioles next visit to Yankee Stadium. Should be fun.

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