Nebraska right fielder Aaron Palensky has signed a free agent deal with the New York Yankees.
Palensky tweeted today: “A childhood dream came true today.” He also said “I am forever grateful for what Nebraska has done for me, playing under Coach Bolt and Coach Erstad during the last couple years.”
Palensky, who started every game for the Huskers in each of the past two seasons, led NU’s offense in most categories during that span.
He played in 15 games this year before the campaign was cut short by COVID-19. Palensky batted .302 and led Nebraska with 19 RBI and 15 runs, while sharing the team lead with four home runs.
In 2019, the Papillion native earned second-team All-Big Ten honors after leading NU with a .320 average, which ranked eighth in the conference.