Huskers’ Aaron Palensky signs with New York Yankees

Aaron Palenskey, the Huskers' starting right fielder over the past two seasons, announced he's signed a deal with the New York Yankees organization on Thurday. 
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LINCOLN – Nebraska’s best hitter is turning pro.

Aaron Palenskey, the Huskers’ starting right fielder over the past two seasons, announced he’s signed a deal with the New York Yankees organization on Thurday.

“A childhood dream has come true today,” Palensky tweeted.

The Papillion-La Vista grad became one of the best hitters in the country over his two years in Lincoln after one season at the junior college level.

He hit .316 during those two seasons with 11 home runs, 16 doubles and 54 RBI. His slugging percentage jumped from .482 his sophomore year to .623 in a COVID-19 shortened junior season.

Palensky would have had two years of eligibility remaining with the Huskers.

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