The New York Yankees have released Aaron Hicks, 34.
The Yankees announced the release of Hicks prior to their home game against the San Diego Padres on Sunday.
They removed Hicks from the 40-man roster on the 21st and finally parted ways with him after he cleared waivers.
The relationship is over, but the money is still there. This was the fifth year of his seven-year, $70 million contract, and he was making $10.5 million. He’s owed another $20 million through 2025.
If Hicks finds a new team, that team would only have to pay him the minimum salary.
Hicks, who came to the Yankees from the Minnesota Twins via trade in November 2015, batted .232 with a .337 on-base percentage and .398 slugging percentage in 651 games over eight seasons with the Yankees.메이저사이트
In 137 games in 2018, he batted .248 with a .366 on-base percentage, .467 slugging percentage, 27 home runs and 79 RBIs, but has since struggled with injuries and poor form.
In 28 games this season, he is batting just .188 (13-for-69) with a .263 on-base percentage, .261 slugging percentage, one home run and five RBIs.
Meanwhile, the Yankees recalled right-hander Randy Vasquez from Triple-A to start tonight’s game. They had previously cleared a spot for left-hander Nick Ramirez, who was sent down to Triple-A after the previous day’s game.