Hicks (elbow) faced live pitching Thursday, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.
This is another step in the right direction for Hicks, who continues to work his way back from Tommy John surgery he underwent in October. Barring any setbacks during summer camp, he's expected to be ready to go for the start of the season. Assuming that's the case, Hicks should serve as the Yankees' primary center fielder during the team's 60-game slate.
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.
Hicks (elbow) said he'll be ready to play if the MLB season resumes in July, George A. King III of the New York Post reports.
Before MLB suspended its season in mid-March, Hicks was on track to open the campaign on the injured list while he continued to recover for the Tommy John surgery he required last October. With the season on hiatus for more than three months, however, Hicks has been able to make ample progress in his rehab without missing any games, putting him on track to be an option for the Yankees if or when Opening Day arrives. Hicks told King that in addition to taking batting practice without incident for the past two months, he's at about "80 percent" of the way through his throwing program, with the 30-year-old having pushed up his throwing distance to 160 feet. Assuming the Yankees are satisfied with where he stands on the health front and commit to Hicks as the club's everyday center fielder in 2020, Mike Tauchman and Clint Frazier look to be most at risk of losing out on steady at-bats, especially if Aaron Judge (ribs) is also ready to go at some point in July.
Hicks (elbow) took batting practice Monday, SportsNet New York reports.
General manager Brian Cashman said less than a week earlier that Hicks had resumed taking dry swings, so his ability to take BP represents another step forward in his recovery from the Tommy John surgery he underwent in October. Hicks is expected to be ready to at least serve as a designated hitter when the season resumes, and Cashman suggested that the 30-year-old is a "legit option" to reclaim his normal duties in center field at some point during the summer.
Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said Thursday that Hicks (elbow) has advanced to taking dry swings in addition to taking part in a throwing program, Lindsey Adler of The Athletic reports.
The organization is seemingly pleased with how Hicks is bouncing back from the Tommy John surgery he required for his right elbow in October, with Cashman noting that the 30-year-old is a "legit option" to reclaim his everyday role in center field at some point during the summer. Hicks should continue to gradually increase the distance of his throws and intensity of his batting work on his own in the weeks to come before the Yankees are cleared to resume full-squad workouts.
Yankees manager Aaron Boone said Tuesday in an appearance on MLB Network Radio on SiriusXM that Hicks (elbow) has been throwing long toss from 90-plus feet and hitting soft-toss pitching from both sides of the plate.
Hicks is at about the six-and-a-half-month mark in his recovery from Tommy John surgery, a procedure that the Yankees estimated would sideline him for 8-to-10 months. With that timeline in mind, Hicks is seemingly on track to gain clearance for game action as soon as early July, potentially giving him an outside shot at cracking the Yankees' Opening Day roster depending on when Major League Baseball elects to begin its season. The eventual returns of Hicks and Aaron Judge (ribs) from the injuries that sidelined them throughout spring training will likely translate to more limited at-bats for the likes of Mike Tauchman, Miguel Andujar and Clint Frazier.
Hicks (elbow) has started swinging, in addition to throwing, Brendan Kuty of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.
He is working out in Arizona and has advanced in his recovery from Tommy John surgery. It was reported in early March that Hicks was targeting a return in June or July, so depending on when play resumes, he may not miss much time at all. This would give the Yankees a pretty crowded outfield, especially if Aaron Judge (rib) is able to recover as well.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hicks (elbow) is hoping to be throwing by the end of spring training, Mike Rosenstein of NJ Advance Media reports.
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 just 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.
Hicks (elbow) underwent successful Tommy John surgery Wednesday.
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.
Hicks (elbow) will undergo Tommy John surgery and is expected to miss 8-to-10 months, Sweeny Murti of Sports Radio 66 WFAN reports.
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.
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.
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 the injured list prior to the ALCS. He endured an injury-plagued 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.
Hicks is not in the lineup for Game 1 of the ALCS against the Astros on Saturday.
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.
Hicks is on the Yankees' ALCS roster.
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.
Hicks (elbow) is expected to make the ALCS roster, George A. King III of the New York Post reports.
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.
Manager Aaron Boone confirmed Wednesday that Hicks (elbow) was in consideration for the ALCS roster, Mike Mazzeo of Yahoo Sports reports.
Hicks has been out of action since early August with an elbow strain. The outfielder himself said that he's ready to go Tuesday, as he's been throwing and hitting in rehab work in recent days. The Yankees sound at least willing to consider including him, but it's not yet clear if he's a favorite to make the squad.
Hicks (elbow) said Tuesday he's "definitely ready to go out there and play" in the ALCS, Mark Didtler of the Associated Press reports.
Hicks also said he is "doing pretty much everything" in his rehab work, including throwing to bases and facing live pitching. The 30-year-old was moved to the 60-day injured list in late September, but he's already eligible to be activated since he's been on the shelf since Aug. 4 due to the elbow strain. Hicks may feel ready to rejoin the team, but the Yankees may not be willing to thrust him into playoff baseball after not seeing game action in over two months.
Hicks (elbow) was transferred to the 60-day injured list Saturday.
This frees up a 40-man roster spot for David Hale, who was activated from the 60-day injured list in a corresponding move. Hicks has not ruled out returning at some point during the playoffs, but that seems like a long shot at this point. There is a chance he could be headed for offseason Tommy John surgery.
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