Yankees assign Hicks, acquire Greg Allen from Boston

The Yankees designated outfielder Aaron Hicks for assignment Saturday, allowing them to add outfielder Greg Allen, whom they acquired in a trade with the Red Sox on Friday, to the active roster.

The Yankees have seven days to trade Hicks before having to place him on the irrevocable waiver list.

In eight seasons with the Yankees, Hicks hit .232 with 81 home runs in 651 games.

Allen, 30, will begin his second stint with the Yankees organization. He previously spent the 2021 season in pinstripes, appearing in 15 games and posting a 136 OPS+. Allen has played in 282 major league games overall, racking up a slash line of .232/.299/.336 (71 OPS+) with 10 home runs and 45 stolen bases. He has spent this season in Triple-A, hitting a .795 OPS with 23 stolen bases (in 23 attempts).

The Yankees and Red Sox rarely trade with each other. This is the first trade since the Red Sox obtained Adam Ottavino in January 2021. That deal was the first since 2014 (Stephen Drew for Kelly Johnson, and that’s the first since 1997, when the Yankees traded Tony Armas and Jim Mecir to Boston for Mike Stanley and Randy Brown.

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