Aaron Hicks Sits Out Yankees-Blue Jays Game in Protest of Daunte Wright Shooting


New York Yankees' Aaron Hicks watches the second inning of a baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays, Monday, April 12, 2021, in Dunedin, Fla. Hicks asked to be removed from the lineup in response to a police shooting in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Mike Carlson)
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The tragic killing of 20-year-old Daunte Wright has the world once
again mourning the death of a Black man by police in Minnesota.
Yankees center fielder Aaron Hicks, who played with the Minnesota
Twins from 2013 to 2015, was so affected he had to sit out Monday’s

Yankees team’s manager Aaron Boone told reporters on April 12, “With
all that’s going on in Minneapolis, he’s having a tough time right
now. We had a conversation in my office, and he felt like it was best
to not be in the starting lineup tonight, and I certainly support

On the afternoon of April 11, Daunte Wright was stopped by police due
to an air freshener in his rearview mirror, according to his mother.
Police claimed there was an outstanding warrant, and he was shot when
re-entering his vehicle.

Police said it was an “accidental discharge” and the officer meant to
use a taser, not a gun.

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