The New York Yankees added Aaron Hicks to their roster on Saturday, signing fellow outfielder Greg Allen to a major league contract.
Hicks has more than two years left on a seven-year, $70 million deal he signed in 2019. 188 with one homer and five RBIs in 28 games this season, he put in his best performance of the year against the Blue Jays on Thursday. when he recorded three hits.
Hicks, 33, appeared in 898 games with the Minnesota Twins and Yankees, batting .230 with 101 homers and 356 RBIs.
“That’s the way it is,” Hicks said, according to the New York Post. “This is part of the business side of things. We have to move on to the next chapter…we have a very good baseball team here. It just didn’t seem right to me.”
Allen, 30, was acquired by the Yankees on Friday in a trade with the Boston Red Sox. 232 with 10 homers and 67 RBIs in 282 games for the Cleveland, San Diego Padres, Yankees and Pittsburgh Pirates.
Reuters contributed to this article.