April 14, 2024

The New York Yankees‘ breakup with Aaron Hicks was bitter, however now there could also be a proof for why it occurred.

The Yanks inked the outfielder to a seven-year, $70 million deal forward of the 2019 season, however accidents and poor play virtually instantly adopted. 

He was designated for task final season and signed with the Baltimore Orioles.

For a short time, Hicks was within the higher echelon of middle fielders in baseball, however his play declined and the Yankees moved on from him.

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New York Yankees supervisor Aaron Boone, proper, waits as a coach checks on Aaron Hicks, who was damage throughout an at-bat within the third inning of a sport towards the Cincinnati Reds July 12, 2022, in New York. (AP Photograph/Frank Franklin II)

Hicks has at all times been an avid golfer. Final week, he competed on the Hilton Grand Holidays Event of Champions celeb event, which New York Mets utilityman Jeff McNeil received.

There was a rumor floating across the Yankees thought Hicks’ golf sport was inflicting his accidents. So, they tried to get him to surrender the golf equipment.

“I don’t know if that is true or not, however Aaron Hicks used to play on this occasion just a few years in the past, and the Yankees instructed him he needed to cease as a result of they thought that’s why he was getting injured,” former MLB catcher AJ Pierzynski stated on the “Foul Territory” present Thursday. 

“I don’t know if that’s true or not, however there was a rumor … that they instructed him he needed to cease enjoying golf.”

Skilled baseball participant Aaron Hicks performs a shot on the sixth gap through the second spherical of the Hilton Grand Holidays Event of Champions at Lake Nona Golf & Nation Membership Jan. 19, 2024, in Orlando, Fla. (Julio Aguilar/Getty Photographs)

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Hicks’ former Yankees teammate and present co-host Todd Frazier stated there’s “no probability” the rumor is true.

“There was guys that may battle, and their hitting coach could be like, ’Go golf. Go.’ They usually’d come again, and rapidly, they bought their swing again.”

Pierzynski stated he was instructed to hit golf balls when he struggled.

Aaron Hicks reacts after striking out

Aaron Hicks of the New York Yankees, proper, reacts after he struck out to finish a sport within the ninth inning at Yankee Stadium Could 1, 2023, within the Bronx. (Elsa/Getty Photographs)

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Hicks, a scratch golfer, is married to former LPGA participant Cheyenne Woods, the niece of Tiger Woods. The outfielder as soon as recorded a hole-in-one on a par 4 at Silverleaf in Scottsdale in 2021.

Hicks hit .188 with a .524 OPS with the Yankees final season, however he had a resurgence with the 101-win Orioles, hitting .275 with an .806 OPS.

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