Welcome back, Aaron Hicks! I guess the New York Yankees realized just how much they missed this guy while he was on the DL.

Could the final game in this rivalry series have started out any better? No way.

The New York Yankees witnessed a Gold Glove-caliber catch by Aaron Hicks in center field to make the first out of the game.

The. First. Out. If that’s the case, can you imagine what the rest of the game must be like?

Former Yankee Eduardo Nunez took a 2-0 pitch from lefty Jordan Montgomery into the left center gap. Hicks got a great jump and chased down the laser, ending in an impressive dive to rob Nunez of a hit.

This isn’t the first time that Hicks has made a stellar grab for the Yankees but on Sunday Night Baseball against their fiercest rivals, that catch was incredible.

While Hicks is only subbing in center field for Jacoby Ellsbury, it seems that he came right back and picked up where he left off before heading to the disabled list in the first half.

In addition to making huge catches, Hicks was also a key player in the Yankees 5-4 win over the Red Sox on Friday night. He slugged a two-run home run to wake up the sleeping offense and helped turn a crucial double play in the ninth to eliminate the Red Sox threat.

That throw to nab the runner the other day? That runner was Eduardo Nunez.

Hicks, it’s good to have you back. We’re looking forward to a lot more of this type of defensive talent from you.

Allison is just a girl with an enormous passion for the game of baseball and the written word. Based in Upstate New York, her life-long relationship with the New York Yankees is something that she developed through close relationships with her mother and grandfather. An aspiring sports writer, she graduated with a journalism degree and is finding places to share her excitement about the sporting world and how it affects us all.