Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said Tuesday that Hicks (elbow) should be ready to go for the start of the season if he avoids any setbacks during summer camp, Meredith Marakovits of YES Network reports.

Cashman's comments essentially confirm what Hicks said about his health status less than two weeks ago coming off of the Tommy John surgery he required in October. Hicks still hasn't completely finished off his throwing program, but he's otherwise been able to go through a full range of baseball activities in the three and a half months since the 2020 season was suspended. Assuming he receives full clearance for Opening Day on July 23 or 24, Hicks should serve as the team's primary center fielder during the Yankees' 60-game slate.

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