MLB Rumors: AL East Team Showing "Serious Interest" In Free Agent Aaron Hicks

In a surprising turn of events, recent reports indicate that the Baltimore Orioles are showing "serious interest" in signing free agent outfielder Aaron Hicks, who was recently released by the New York Yankees.

This potential move comes as the Orioles' outfield has been impacted by an injury to Cedric Mullins, their center fielder.

Despite Hicks' struggles at the plate this season, with a disappointing .188/.263/.261 slash line in 28 games for the Yankees, the Orioles see him as a valuable option to fill the void left by Mullins.

Negotiations between Hicks and the Orioles are said to be progressing swiftly, although no official deal has been announced as of yet.

If a deal is reached, the Orioles would only be required to pay Hicks the prorated league minimum, as the Yankees would be responsible for the remaining salary obligations.

This arrangement makes Hicks an attractive choice for the Orioles, providing a temporary solution while Mullins recovers from his injury.

Since 2020, the 33-year-old has posted a paltry .212/.331/.334 triple-slash line, with 19 home runs, 80 RBIs, 14 stolen bases, and 104 runs scored across 244 games played. Photo Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports