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Yankees and Aaron Hicks agree to 7-year, $70 Million extension

Just a few weeks after signing LHP Luis Severino to a contract extension, the New York Yankees have agreed to another contract extension with Aaron Hicks.

According to Jack Curry of the YES Network, the Yankees and Hicks agreed to a seven-year, $70 Million extension with a club option for an eighth season. The extension is slated to start this season and the team is expected to address the Hicks extension later today.

With a $10 Million AAV, the Yankees were able to secure Hicks on a team-friendly deal while providing security for the outfielder. Hicks and Severino’s extensions combined ensured the Yankees would only spend $110 million on two quality players.

Following the Severino extension, the team expressed interest in potential extensions with players such as Aaron Judge and Dellin Betances.

While the Yankees have yet to reach an extension with Judge and Betances, Cashman added there were no timetables for any discussions.