OUTAaron Hicks
CF NYY
2 weeks ago

Manager Aaron Boone said Wednesday that Hicks (elbow) is working through his throwing program with a physical therapist in Arizona, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Boone indicated the 30-year-old was in the early stages of the throwing program last week, and he will continue ramping up over the coming weeks. Hicks underwent Tommy John surgery in October and could be fully cleared in June or July, with the delayed start to the regular season potentially allowing him to miss fewer games he would under normal circumstances.

OUTAaron Hicks
CF NYY
3 weeks ago

HIcks (elbow) is in the early stages of a throwing program and remains in line for a summer return, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Hicks underwent Tommy John surgery at the end of October and was originally expected to miss the first few months of the campaign. While a return in June or July remains feasible, the 30-year-old could log more games than anticipated this season due to the delay to the start of the regular season.

OUTAaron Hicks
CF NYY
1 month ago

Manager Aaron Boone said Sunday that Hicks (elbow) could realistically be ready to make his season debut for the Yankees in June or July, Brendan Kuty of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.

EDGE Analysis

Boone said that while everything is "going to plan so far" in the outfielder's recovery from Tommy John surgery, Hicks will remain on a rehab timeline similar to the one former Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius required for the elbow procedure he had in October 2018. In that instance, Gregorius was able to make his 2019 debut in early June, so Hicks looks like he'll need at least seven months of rehab before he's activated from the injured list. While Hicks is on the mend for the first few months of the season, Mike Tauchman and Brett Gardner should see the majority of the starts in center field.

OUTAaron Hicks
CF NYY
2 months ago

Hicks (elbow) is hoping to be throwing by the end of spring training, Mike Rosenstein of NJ Advance Media reports.

EDGE Analysis

Hicks underwent Tommy John surgery at the end of October following an injury-plagued 2019 season in which he played only 59 games. Although he has set his sights on beginning a throwing regimen, it will be the first step in a recovery process that will then progress to hitting and other baseball activities. August remains a reasonable return target for the 30-year-old.

OUTAaron Hicks
CF NYY
5 months ago

Hicks (elbow) underwent successful Tommy John surgery Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

Hicks was sidelined for most of the second half of 2019, but returned for the ALCS in October. The 30-year-old will likely be sidelined until around August, and it's unclear who will fill his role in center field, although Brett Gardner could be an option if the team is able to re-sign him. Hicks hit .235/.325/.443 with 12 home runs and only one stolen base in 59 games played last season.

OUTAaron Hicks
CF NYY
5 months ago

Hicks (elbow) will undergo Tommy John surgery and is expected to miss 8-to-10 months, Sweeny Murti of Sports Radio 66 WFAN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Hicks missed the majority of the second half of the season with a right flexor strain, but felt healthy enough to play in the ALCS in October. However, the injury will require Tommy John surgery, likely keeping Hicks out until around August. Prior to the injury, the 30-year-old had a .768 OPS with 12 home runs over 59 games played. Brett Gardner is a candidate to fill in for Hicks in center field, though he is slated to become a free agent during the offseason.

OUTAaron Hicks
CF NYY
6 months ago

Hicks went 1-for-3 with a stolen base and two walks in Thursday's 8-3 loss to the Astros in Game 4 of the ALCS.

EDGE Analysis

Hicks singled and stole second base in the first inning, although he was eventually stranded at third. He also worked walks in both the fifth and ninth innings. Hicks is trying to play his way back into form after being activated off IR prior to the ALCS. He endured an injury-plague regular season and is just 1-for-6 in his first three postseason games, but he has managed four walks in the ALCS and enjoyed his most productive performance in Game 4.

OUTAaron Hicks
CF NYY
6 months ago

Hicks is not in the lineup for Game 1 of the ALCS against the Astros on Saturday.

EDGE Analysis

Despite being added to the roster for the ALCS after his elbow injury, Hicks will not be in the starting lineup for the first game of the series. Brett Gardner is starting in center field, batting sixth.

OUTAaron Hicks
CF NYY
6 months ago

Hicks is on the Yankees' ALCS roster.

EDGE Analysis

Hicks missed time since the beginning of August with an elbow strain, so it's unclear whether he will resume his role in the starting lineup or whether the team will instead choose to use him off the bench as he works his way back into action. The 30-year-old hit .235/.325/.443 with 12 home runs over 59 games played in the regular season. To make room for Hicks on the 40-man roster, David Hale was designated for assignment.

OUTAaron Hicks
CF NYY
6 months ago

Hicks (elbow) is expected to make the ALCS roster, George A. King III of the New York Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

It was rumored earlier in the week that Hicks was in contention for a spot on the ALCS roster, and it appears the outfielder will indeed find himself on the 25-man squad. He's been sidelined since the beginning of August due to an elbow strain, so rust is certainly a concern at this point. It remains to be seen what role Hicks will take on following his return.