Aaron Hicks moves, but the Yankees are still covering the cost.

The Angels, Aaron Hicks’ new team, will play their first homestand of August at Yankee Stadium.AP

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Although Aaron Hicks is no longer a member of the Yankees’ roster, the man causes the team’s finances a great deal of trouble.
Hicks is being paid the league minimum by the Angels, who acquired his Major League contract on Monday. They can get away with it because Hicks’ contract, which is a seven-year, $70 million extension that expires in 2025, is still owed to the Yankees.

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Joel Sherman of the New York Post went over the numbers, pointing out that the Yankees will have to pay $8.76 million in 2024, while Los Angeles will pay Hicks $740,000. After that, New York will have to give Hicks an additional $9.5 million in 2025 and a $1 million buyout in 2026.

Hicks’ eight-year career with the Yankees ended poorly due to a combination of injuries and unrealistic expectations. With his numbers falling, the switch-hitting outfielder was experiencing the worst baseball of his career and was drawing ire from disgruntled Bronx fans. After hitting.188/.263/.261 in his first 28 games of the season, Hicks, 34, was designated for assignment in May.

After being selected by the Orioles a few days later, Hicks developed into an improved outfielder who helped Baltimore win the division with 101 wins. During 65 games with the O’s, he hit.275 with an.806 OPS.

Hicks will now battle for playing time in an Angels outfield that is crowded, representing a team that plays its home games in Long Beach, California, a short drive from his childhood home.

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