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Traded to the Yankees? You might get a text from A-Rod

Mar 28, 2014; Fort Myers, FL, USA; Minnesota Twins center fielder Aaron Hicks (32) dives into third base on a steal against the Boston Red Sox during their game at Hammond Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports ATLANTA, GA - AUGUST 29: Alex Rodriguez #13 of the New York Yankees smiles during the game against the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field on August 29, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images)

Mar 28, 2014; Fort Myers, FL, USA; Minnesota Twins center fielder Aaron Hicks (32) dives into third base on a steal against the Boston Red Sox during their game at Hammond Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports ATLANTA, GA - AUGUST 29: Alex Rodriguez #13 of the New York Yankees smiles during the game against the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field on August 29, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images)

For most players, being dealt from a team to the New York Yankees presents a great opportunity: you're joining a club with one of the richest histories in the league, and get to play in Yankee Stadium.

But there's an additional perk that might come along with such a career move, apparently: receiving a personal text from your new teammate, Alex Rodriguez.

Earlier in the offseason, the Yankees acquired speedy outfielder Aaron Hicks from the Minnesota Twins, and as Hicks told Newsday's Erik Boland this week that's exactly what happened:

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ARod among 1st people Aaron Hicks heard from after Nov. trade: "Alex sent me a text saying, 'Hey welcome to the team.'That was pretty cool"

— Erik Boland (@eboland11) February 10, 2016

Rodriguez is certainly making a strong impression on new teammates and current ones these days, as Yankees reliever Andrew Miller recently said he was 'blown away' by Rodriguez's passion for the game and intimated that he'd make a great manager one day.

As for Hicks, he seems pretty excited to suit up for the Yankees this season...