Hicks missed two balls in left field Friday night and sat the rest of the game after being pulled by manager Aaron Boone.
Aaron Hicks hit rock bottom several times during the 2022 season. What happened during the fourth inning of Friday's loss against the Rays at Yankee Stadium,
however, was probably the lowest point he's ever experienced in pinstripes.
After Hicks dropped a fly ball to left field and began to trudge down the warning track — thinking the ball was a foul while two runs came around to score
he came up empty on the second catch and hit his way.
The boss aimed at Hicks from the sellout crowd in the Bronx was deafening,
louder than it had been all season. That didn't stop until Estevan Florial replaced Hicks in left field to start the next inning,
a defensive change that drew cheers from the home crowd.
After the finale, a 4-2 loss to Tampa Bay, Yankees manager Aaron Boone clarified
that the decision to pull Hicks was not criminal. He wasn't punishing the quarterback, Hicks just wasn't in the right space to continue playing his way.