New York Yankees: 3 worst contracts, ranked

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Three Worst New York Yankees Contracts

2. Aaron Hicks | 7-Years, $70M

Similarly to Severino, Aaron Hicks signed a nice extension prior to the 2019 season. Though he presented as an injury-prone player before signing the deal, he too battled the injury bug last season.

After suffering a (1) lower back strain and a (2) right flexor strain, Hicks only managed to play in 59 games. Now, don’t get me wrong, Hicks had his fair share of big moments in so few games last season. The two most memorable of which showed his value both defensively and offensively.

First, the game-saving catch against the Minnesota Twins (above).

Then, a dramatic game 5 home run off the foul pole in the ALCS against Justin Verlander and the Houston Astros (below).

Unfortunately, however, immediately after the postseason ended for the New York Yankees, Hicks opted to have Tommy John surgery.

Now, for a hitter, the recovery timeline is a bit shorter. In fact, Hicks is set to only miss about 8-months, which puts him on track for a June or July return.

Fortunately for Hicks, with what’s currently taking place around the world, a June or July return could mean he plays a full season. If the season starts sooner, however, that’s $10.8M the Yankees could’ve spent elsewhere this season.