Repeated blunders for Aaron Hicks

Repeating blunders for Aaron Hicks

UPDATE DAY

New York Yankees outfielder Aaron Hicks was clearly out of sorts on Friday night after he made two costly mistakes in the game against the Tampa Bay Rays before leaving the field under the boos. 

The fourth round was particularly difficult for the 32-year-old veteran. Hicks fumbled a ball hit by Wander Franco, which fell just in play to left field. Ji-Man Choi crossed the plate and while the Yankees player was feeling sorry for himself, Yandy Diaz also completed his lap of the paths. 

The next hitter, Randy Arozarena, also hit a ball solidly towards Hicks. The latter tried a clumsy gesture to capture the object above his head, but without success.

These errors were decisive since the Rays won 4 to 2.

The Californian walked off the field amid protests from the crowd, who began chanting the name of Joey Gallo, an outfielder who moved from the Yankees to the Los Angeles Dodgers during the season.

< p>Manager Aaron Boone decided to send Hicks to the showers before the start of the fifth inning, preferring Estevan Florial in the field.

“I felt like I had to take him out from there to that point,” Boone told MLB.com after the game.

In addition to his struggles on defense, Hicks is only posting a .211 batting average this season, with six long balls and 36 RBIs.