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Yankees designate outfielder Aaron Hicks for assignment

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  • Kyle Evans 

The New York Yankees have designated veteran outfielder Aaron Hicks for assignment, the club announced a couple of hours before Saturday’s game against the Cincinnati Reds.

New York also brought back outfielder Greg Allen, signing him to a Major League contract and selecting him to the active roster.

Hicks, 33, has dealt with injuries, struggles, and boos over the last several seasons. Making this move was a tough call for the Yankees because they still owe him almost $28 million on his seven-year, $70-million contract that has two more full seasons and a club option after this year.

Allen, 30, spent the 2021 season in the Yankees organization, hitting .270 in 15 games and batting .326 in 73 with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.