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Aaron Hicks | Outfielder | #31

Team: New York Yankees
Age / DOB:  (27) / 10/2/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 202
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 1 (14) / MIN
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Aaron Hicks went 2-for-3 and hit his second spring homer Thursday against the Blue Jays.
Hicks is 8-for-28 with five extra-base hits and five walks, which is good for a 1.037 OPS. Aaron Judge has still been pretty good, too, posting an .859 OPS to date. As long as Judge remains effective, odds are that he'll open up in right field, with Hicks serving as the fourth outfielder. The Yankees won't use Judge as a backup, which works to Hicks' disadvantage. Mar 16 - 4:38 PM

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Aaron Hicks went 2-for-3 with a two-run homer Wednesday as the Yankees beat Team Canada 10-4.

Hicks' performance today doesn't count, but even without it, he's hitting .294/.400/.588 in 17 at-bats this spring. That's good for a .988 OPS, which is also what Aaron Judge has in his 21 at-bats. The Yankees would prefer Judge win the right field job, but Hicks is their top alternative.
Mar 8 - 4:13 PM

Aaron Hicks went 2-for-2 with a two-run homer and two runs scored on Saturday versus the Tigers.

He took Anibal Sanchez over the wall in the fourth inning. He also drew a walk in the game. Hicks is battling Aaron Judge for the starting job in right field. The former Twin spent 2016 as a part-time outfielder with the Yankees, hitting for a weak .217 batting average with eight home runs and 31 RBI in 327 at-bats.
Mar 4 - 6:09 PM

Aaron Hicks acknowledged that he made a couple of swing adjustments over the winter.

Hicks struggled in a fourth outfielder role last season, batting just .218/.277/.338 over 120 games. He's hoping that the changes will lead to better results. "With my left-handed swing, I got shorter with my load and right-handed just getting the ball deeper and seeing it for a longer period of time and being able to drive it to all fields," said Hicks. Aaron Judge will try to win the starting right field job this spring, but if he struggles, Hicks would be the most likely beneficiary.
Feb 22 - 12:00 PM

Yankees and OF Aaron Hicks avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year contract.

Hicks struggled in his first season in New York, batting .217/.281/.336 for the Bombers. He was arbitration-eligible for the first time this winter.
Jan 13 - 5:37 PM

Aaron Hicks went 2-for-4 with an RBI double and a run scored in Thursday's win over the Red Sox.

Hicks swatted the run-scoring double in the eighth inning to extend the Yankees' lead. It's been a disappointing year for the 26-year-old overall, batting .218/.277/.338 in 120 games.
Thu, Sep 29, 2016 10:54:00 PM

Yankees activated OF Aaron Hicks from the 15-day disabled list.

Hicks has been out since August 31 with a Grade 2 sprain of his right hamstring, but he'll make his return Tuesday against the Rays. He'll start in right field and bat second against left-hander Drew Smyly. Hicks is batting just .213/.273/.330 with seven homers over 112 games this season.
Tue, Sep 20, 2016 03:19:00 PM

Aaron Hicks (hamstring) could be activated from the disabled list as soon as Tuesday.

Hicks has been working out and taking batting practice at the Yankees' spring training complex. The outfielder has been on the shelf for the last two weeks with a right hamstring strain.
Fri, Sep 16, 2016 09:31:00 AM

Aaron Hicks (hamstring) could be activated from the disabled list early next week.

Hicks has been sidelined since the end of August with a Grade 2 right hamstring strain. There was some thought that the injury might end his season, but the 26-year-old outfielder is making steady progress on the side. He'll return to a disappointing .603 OPS.
Mon, Sep 12, 2016 04:00:00 PM

Yankees placed OF Aaron Hicks on the 15-day disabled list with a right hamstring strain.

It's a Grade 2 strain, which has the potential to end his season. Hicks was batting .213/.273/.330 with seven homers and three steals in 112 games this year for New York.
Mon, Sep 5, 2016 03:16:00 PM

Aaron Hicks has been diagnosed with a Grade 2 right hamstring strain.

Hicks suffered the injury on Wednesday. He'd be placed on the disabled list if it weren't September. Needless to say, Hicks won't be available for a while.
Fri, Sep 2, 2016 05:45:00 PM

Aaron Hicks has been diagnosed with a right hamstring strain.

Hicks suffered the injury while legging out a groundball in the ninth inning of Wednesday's extra-innings marathon against the Royals. He won't be placed on the disabled list because major league rosters have expanded, but the utility outfielder is probably going to be unavailable for at least the next two weeks.
Thu, Sep 1, 2016 12:15:00 AM

Aaron Hicks appeared to suffer a leg injury while running out a ground ball in the ninth inning of Wednesday's game against the Royals.

Hicks started out of the box just fine on the ninth-inning grounder, but noticeably slowed up midway down the line. He then walked gingerly back to dugout. Aaron Judge replaced him in right field to start the bottom of the frame. Hicks will be reevaluated on Thursday. Based on his immediate reaction, this might be more than a day-to-day situation.
Wed, Aug 31, 2016 11:08:00 PM

Aaron Hicks homered off Rick Porcello in the top of the seventh to help push the Yankees over the Red Sox 3-2 on Friday.

It was Hicks' first homer as a member of the Yankees. It seemed like his first hit as well, but apparently it was his fourth. He's looking at a lot more playing time now with Alex Rodriguez on the DL and perhaps Jacoby Ellsbury out for a few days. Still, he doesn't seem like a mixed-league option at the moment.
Fri, May 6, 2016 10:46:00 PM

Aaron Hicks is in the lineup and playing right field for Wednesday's game against the Orioles.

Hicks is hitting seventh, while Carlos Beltran earns himself a half-day in the DH slot. With Alex Rodriguez hitting the disabled list due to a bum hamstring, it would not be a surprise if Hicks sees additional playing time in the immediate future. Manager Joe Girardi figures to be looking for any spark that could help fill that offensive void for the slumbering Yankees.
Wed, May 4, 2016 04:28:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Gary Sanchez
2Austin Romine
3Kyle Higashioka
1B1Greg Bird
2Chris Carter
3Tyler Austin
2B1Starlin Castro
2Rob Refsnyder
SS1Didi Gregorius
3B1Chase Headley
2Ronald Torreyes
LF1Brett Gardner
CF1Jacoby Ellsbury
RF1Aaron Judge
2Aaron Hicks
DH1Matt Holliday
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Masahiro Tanaka
2Michael Pineda
3CC Sabathia
4Luis Severino
5Bryan Mitchell
6Chad Green
7Adam Warren
8Zack Littell
9Jon Niese
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Aroldis Chapman
2Dellin Betances
3Tyler Clippard
4Tommy Layne
5Chasen Shreve
6Ben Heller
7Jonathan Holder