Aaron Hicks (34), who was the starting center fielder for the New York Yankees, is uncomfortable. He is not easily accepting the reality of being pushed out of the main game.
Hicks was excluded from the starting lineup for the home game against the San Francisco Giants on the 3rd (Korean time). Infielder Isaiah Cainer-Faleppa was put in as the starting center fielder that day and played full nine innings while watching the first outfield defense of his career. Hicks watched the game from the bench and was unable to come on as a substitute. 토토사이트
Hicks was excluded from the selection in all three straight games against San Francisco. Aaron Judge, whose main position is right fielder, started as center fielder for the first two games of the opening season. Hicks, who missed the opening game, came out as a pinch hitter in the 9th inning of the game on the 2nd, but struck out looking after a game on 7 pitches.
According to the American ‘The Athletic’ on the 3rd, Hicks said, “I have no idea what my role is. It is uncertain,” he said. “I don’t want to deal with only finishing pitchers after being on the bench all day. I want to play on the pitch every day. I want to play as a starter. I don’t know what more to say,” he said.
Switch hitter outfielder Hicks, who debuted with the Minnesota Twins in 2014, has a batting average of .231, 648 hits, 100 home runs, 351 RBIs, and an OPS of .717 in 871 games in 13 major league seasons. He joined the Yankees in 2016 as a trade, and in February 2019, while hitting a personal record of 27 homers in 2018, he also signed a 7-year, $70 million extension with the Yankees.
However, from the first year of the contract, he started the season in mid-May with a back injury, and in early August, he suffered a right elbow injury and only played 59 games. In 2021, he underwent left wrist surgery in mid-May and was out of the season after 32 games. Last year, he played 130 games without any major injuries, but suffered a severe batting average with a batting average of 201.6 (83 hits in 384 bats), 8 homers, 40 RBIs, and an OPS of .642.
For the Yankees, Oswald Cabrera, a utility prospect from Venezuela who debuted in August of last year, served as the starting left fielder for the opening three games due to his performance in exhibition games. The Yankees outfield is made up of left fielder Cabrera, center fielder Judge, and right fielder Giancarlo Stanton, while all-weather infielder Cainer-Faleppa covers center fielder for multi-defense.
Hicks, who was pushed to the 4th and 5th outfielders, still has a 3-year, $30.5 million contract, including this year. It is not easy to trade as the value has fallen due to the recent sluggishness with an annual salary of $10.5 million this year. Considering the remaining three-year contract period, it is difficult to release, so you cannot just sit on the bench. Yankees manager Aaron Boone also commented on Hicks’ role, saying, “There will be a little bit of everything.” I will go to the game for the next two days,” he announced, starting on the 4th and 5th against the Philadelphia Phillies.
“I wouldn’t have believed it if I had been told in spring training that I would miss the first three starts,” Hicks said. But it turned out to be true, and there’s nothing I can do about it. I h