The New York Yankees will be looking to trade Josh Donaldson and Aaron Hicks this offseason

While the Yankees are eager to keep their superstar leader a free hand, New York is reportedly hoping to part ways with two veterans who struggled in pinstripes this season.

Corresponding Joel Sherman of the New York PostThe Yankees will “work hard” to “get rid of” third baseman Josh Donaldson and outfielder Aaron Hicks this offseason.

Donaldson, who was acquired last spring in a deal with the Twins with Isiah Kiner-Falefa and Gary Sánchez, is expected to make $21 million in 2023. He had a tremendous defensive campaign in the hot corner in 2022 — third baseman should have been nominated for a Gold Glove Award — but his offensive numbers were a letdown and his presence generated more controversy than chemistry.