“I thought you would boo again” I gave 36 billion won and released it and went to the competitor team and revived… Yankees fan heart

Outfielder Aaron Hicks (34), who rebounded from the Baltimore Orioles after being released from the New York Yankees, visited Yankee Stadium as a player from the opposing team. Even when he was a Yankees player, he was not new to the boos he received every day. 

Hicks played at Yankee Stadium on the 4th (hereafter Korean time). On May 10, when he belonged to the Yankees, he appeared as a player on the opposing team wearing a Baltimore uniform 55 days after the Oakland Athletics match. 

For Hicks, who played eight seasons, the Yankees team also displayed a video of his Yankees days through the electronic signboard during the second inning shift. However, the response was callous, with the Yankees home crowd booing. From the introduction before the game, every time Hicks came out to bat, there was a constant booing. 

According to the ‘New York Post’, Hicks said before the game, “Yankees fans are pretty rough with away players. I don’t worry too much. I’m just going to have my day and do everything I can to help the team win.” On this day, Hicks came out as left fielder as the seventh hitter and had one hit in four at-bats. The game was won by the Yankees 6-3. 

After the game, Hicks responded to Yankees fans’ booing, saying, “It was to be expected. He spent 8 years with this team. He also had many good moments. He’s been through a lot this year, and he’s been booed for coming back like this. I have played many games in this environment,” he said calmly. 

Hicks, who debuted with the Minnesota Twins in 2013, has played for the Yankees since 2016. After making the leap to a starter in 2017, he played an active role in 2018 with an OPS of .833 along with a personal record of 27 home runs. He signed a 7-year, $70 million extension with the Yankees in February 2019 while playing as a big shot center fielder. 오래된 토토사이트

However, from the first year of his contract, he only played 59 games due to back and elbow injuries, and in 2021, he underwent left ankle surgery in mid-May and the season ended after 32 games. Last year, when there was no injury, he was sluggish with a batting average of .216 (83 hits in 383 bats) and 8 home runs OPS of .642 in 130 games. The anger of the Yankees fans toward Hicks, who had been degraded to ‘eat-and-run’, led to booing at every game. 

He started this year without a starting job, and struggled with a batting average of 1.8 8 Lee (13-for-76), 1 home run, 6 RBIs, and an OPS of .624 in 28 games. The intensity of the fans’ booing grew even stronger. Eventually, on May 21st, the Yankees processed Hicks for transfer (DFA), and when the team they wanted did not come out during the waiver period, they completely released it. 

Of this year’s annual salary of $10.5 million, the remaining $7.62 million, 968, plus an annual salary of $9.5 million from 2024 to 2025 and a buyout of $1 million if the club option is not executed in 2026, is about $27.6 million (approximately KRW 36 billion). He ended his relationship with Hicks. Then, American League (AL) Eastern District Baltimore, like the Yankees, took Hicks on condition that he pay the minimum annual salary for the rest of the season.

After moving to Baltimore, Hicks rebounded like a lie with a batting average of .262 (22 hits in 84 at-bats), 4 homers, 12 RBIs, and an OPS of .838 in 27 games. Baltimore recruited Hicks to fill the void left by center fielder Chris Mullins, who left due to a groin injury. 

Hicks said, “I’ve been through a lot of hardships that I can’t get out of, but I’m getting a lot of opportunities in Baltimore, and I’m trying to make the most of them.” Baltimore coach Brandon Hyde was satisfied, saying, “I wanted Hicks to play comfortably with the thought that he had nothing to lose, but he is doing so well.” 

After his long-term contract, he continued to die, but he gave up his remaining salary and was released, but he went to a competing team and revived. As for the Yankees, just seeing Hicks can’t help but make your stomach ache. The Yankees, who are third in the AL East with a record of 47 wins and 38 losses, are three games behind second-place Baltimore (49 wins and 34 losses). In the AL wild card rankings, Baltimore is 1st and the Yankees are 3rd, competing to advance to the postseason. /waw@osen.co.kr