LA Angels ‘Leaving Otani’ Sign Veteran Aaron Hicks To ‘One-Year Minimum Salary’

The Los Angeles Angels of Major League Baseball (MLB) recruited veteran outfielder Aaron Hicks (35) to reinforce the position where superstar Shohei Ohtani (30) left.월카지노도메인

The Los Angeles Angels announced on the 30th (Korea Standard Time) that they signed a one-year minimum salary of $740,000 (about 989.01 million won).

The New York Yankees, which released Hicks during the season last year, will continue to pay Hicks related salaries under the seven-year, $70 million (about 93.55 billion won) extension contract signed in 2019.

Thanks to this, the Los Angeles Angels will be able to recruit Hicks even if they pay the minimum salary.

The Los Angeles Angels assigned left-hander Colton Ingram (28) to include Hicks on the 40-man Major League Baseball roster.

Hicks, who received Minnesota’s 14th overall pick in the first round of the 2008 MLB Rookie Draft, made his big league debut five years later in 2013.

Hicks, who left the Minnesota Twins to join the Yankees after finishing the 2015 season, played 137 games in 2018 with a batting average of 0.248 with 27 homers and 79 RBIs, 90 runs scored, and an OPS (on-base plus slugging) of 0.833. He also successfully signed a long-term contract with such trophies.

However, after signing a long-term contract, Hicks’ contribution to the team declined due to frequent injuries such as back, elbow, and wrist. He played only 59 games in 2019 and 32 games in 2021. He played 130 games in 2022, but his performance was sluggish with a batting average of 0.216 and eight homers, 40 RBIs, 54 runs and an OPS of 0.643.

Eventually, Hicks was released by the New York Yankees on May 26, midway through the last season. Prior to his release, Hicks only posted a batting average of 0.188, an on-base percentage, and a slugging percentage of 0.261 in 28 games.

Since then, Hicks has signed with the Baltimore Orioles, where he has shown better performance. With the Baltimore Orioles, Hicks played in 65 games and recorded a batting average of 0.275 with a slugging percentage of 0.381, seven homers and 31 RBIs.

Hicks has a batting average of 0.233, 108 homers, 397 RBIs, and an OPS of 0.719 in 11 big league seasons until last season.
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