The Twins dealt Hicks to the New York Yankees on November 11, 2015 in exchange for John Ryan Murphy. Due to his athleticism, powerful throwing arm, and capacity to hit left-handed pitching, Hicks was a target for the Yankees.
On April 20, 2016, Hicks made a throw during a game against the Oakland Athletics that caught Danny Valencia at home plate for an out.
The throw was made at the fastest throwing speed ever recorded by Statcast, 105.5 mph (169.8 km/h). Hicks batted .217 in 123 games in 2016, hitting eight home runs and driving in 31 runs.
Hicks already had more home runs (10) and RBIs (34) in early June 2017 with only 154 at-bats than he did the entire previous season. He was seventh in the majors in both OBP and OPS as of June 9.
Hicks hit two home runs on April 13, 2017, one while batting left-handed and one while batting right-handed. The Yankees defeated the Tampa Bay Rays 3-2 thanks to his three RBIs.
Hicks was placed on the 10-day disabled list in late June after suffering an oblique injury. Due to a left oblique strain, Hicks was once more put on the 10-day disabled list on September 3.
On September 26, he came back from the DL. Hicks had a career-high 15 home runs, 52 RBIs, and a.266 average at the end of the season.
Where Is Aaron Hicks Born?
Aaron Hicks was born in San Pedro, California, United States.