The New York Yankees continue to solidify their long-term roster by signing outfielder Aaron Hicks to a 7-year, $70 million extension. This means that Hicks is presumably the Yankees switch-hitting center fielder through 2025 or potentially 2026.

The deal means that Hicks, who has made less than $8 million over the first 6 years, as a MLB player between the Twins and the Yankees now is guaranteed $70 million and there's a reported club option for an 8th season. This deal plus the recent 4-year, $40 million deal for pitcher Luis Severino means the Yankees are serious about keeping their young core on the team. When asked about the Hicks' deal outfielder Aaron Judge said "He's a big part of this team and a big part of our success I always love playing by him, to hear he got seven years, we'll be playing together for a long time."

Hicks was set to become a free agent next season. Will the Yankees continue to make similar deals with the likes of Aaron Judge and possibly Gleyber Torres?