New York Yankees middle fielder Aaron Hicks instructed ESPN’s Coley Harvey that he’ll miss Opening Day due to a decrease again harm he has been coping with.
Hicks mentioned he is not going to play within the opening sequence towards the Baltimore Orioles however expects to be again within the lineup for the second sequence of the season, which is towards the Detroit Tigers. Opening Day is March 28; the Tigers sequence begins April 1.
Hicks, 29, additionally instructed ESPN that he acquired a second cortisone shot Sunday. He came upon Saturday that he would wish it whereas engaged on some rotational exercise.
Yankees ace Luis Severino will likely miss the first month of the regular season due to a shoulder injury, general manager Brian Cashman said Friday.
Yankees prospect Estevan Florial suffered a nondisplaced right wrist fracture while chasing down a deep fly ball. No timetable for his recovery has been released.
Last month, Hicks signed a seven-year extension that will keep him under contract through the 2025 season. The deal will pay Hicks $70 million over seven years, according to sources and multiple reports, and includes a club option for 2026.
A .236 career hitter, Hicks was traded to the Yankees from Minnesota after the 2015 season.
After scuffling to a .217 batting average in his first Yankees season and struggling to stay healthy his second year, Hicks had a career year in 2018. He set career highs in games played (137), home runs (27), RBIs (79), runs scored (90) and WAR (4.7).