It was reported earlier in the week that the Yankees and Dellin Betances have been discussing a possible extension. You can add Aaron Hicks to the list of pending free agents that the team is considering re-signing.
James Wagner of the New York Times reports that the Yanks have broached an extension with the 29-year-old outfielder, who is coming off impressive back-to-back seasons after a forgettable 2016.
Among the players the Yankees have broached extensions with: Aaron Hicks, a free agent after this season. Hicks, 29, has blossomed with Yankees, producing his best years the past 2 seasons. They’ve also talked with another pending free agent Dellin Betances, as he said this week.
— James Wagner (@ByJamesWagner) February 23, 2019
Hicks, who came to the Bronx back in 2015 in exchange for John Ryan Murphy, set a career high in home runs (27), RBI (79), runs (90), hits (119) and games played (137) in 2018.
“It’s an amazing place with a great future and of course it’s something I’d like to be a part of,” Hicks told Wagner about the possibility of staying in pinstripes.
As for the Yankees’ interest in a new deal, well, Aaron Boone did say Hicks “may be the most underrated player in the game” this week.
Aaron Boone said he thinks Aaron Hicks may be the most underrated player in the game.
— Bryan Hoch (@BryanHoch) February 23, 2019
Neither side is divulging any specifics, but according to Randy Miller of NJ.com, Hicks sees A.J. Pollock’s 4-year, $55MM deal with LA as a good starting point.