Hicks (leg) is starting in center field and batting fifth Friday against Washington.
The 31-year-old played through some leg cramping Thursday, and the issue won't affect his availability for Friday's contest. Hicks is 9-for-20 with a homer, two doubles, three walks, four RBI and five runs over his past six games.
Manager Aaron Boone said Hicks dealt with cramping in his legs during Thursday's 7-4 loss to the Astros, Pete Caldera of The Bergen Record reports.
The cramps didn't result in Hicks being pulled from the contest, but he appeared to be moving gingerly around the bases at various points during the game. Though the Yankees saw their five-game winning streak come to an end, Hicks did his part to keep the offense humming by going 3-for-3 with a walk, RBI and a run. Hicks can be viewed as day-to-day for the time being, but he should be good to go for Friday's series opener against the Nationals.
Hicks went 2-for-5 with a home run and two RBI in Friday's 10-0 win over the Tigers.
Hicks had gone hitless with four strikeouts in 15 at-bats across his last four games, but he took part in the Yankees' offensive explosion with a solo home run in the third inning Friday. The 31-year-old is now hitting .155 with four home runs, 10 RBI and eight runs this season.
Hicks (back) is starting Monday's game against the Orioles.
Hicks didn't appear in Sunday's game against Cleveland due to back tightness, but the issue was a minor one. He'll play center field and bat seventh during Monday's series opener in Baltimore.
Manager Aaron Boone said Hicks is out of the Yankees' lineup Sunday against Cleveland due to back tightness, Marly Rivera of ESPN.com reports.
The Yankees don't seem too concerned about the injury, as Boone noted that Hicks is still expected to be available off the bench for the series finale after receiving treatment on his back earlier Sunday. With solo home runs in consecutive games, Hicks had been starting to show signs of waking up from his season-long slumber before the back issue cropped up.
Hicks went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Saturday's 2-1 win over Cleveland.
All the Yankees' offense came on a pair of fifth-inning solo shots off Shane Bieber, but it was just enough offense for Gerrit Cole and the bullpen. Hicks appears to be heating up after a sluggish start to the year at the plate, and the 31-year-old has homered in consecutive games while reaching base in five straight.
Hicks went 1-for-4 with a solo home run and two strikeouts in Friday's 5-3 win over Cleveland.
Hicks put the Yankees on the board with his solo shot in the second inning. The 31-year-old outfielder hadn't gone yard since April 9. He's up to two homers, six RBI, six runs scored and a .167/.275/.283 slash line through 69 plate appearances.
Hicks, who is not in Tuesday's lineup against Atlanta, may also sit out Wednesday while he works on mechanical adjustments, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.
Considering he is hitting .160 with a .236 OBP through 50 at-bats, it's not surprising to hear that he is tinkering with some things behind the scenes. In the meantime, Brett Gardner will man center field for the Yankees.
Hicks is not in Tuesday's lineup against Atlanta.
The switch-hitting center fielder is hitting .160 with a .236 OBP through 50 at-bats. Brett Gardner will start in center field and bat third.
Hicks went 3-for-4 with a double during Tuesday's loss to the Blue Jays.
After a slow 4-for-36 start, Hicks finally racked up his first multi-hit night of the season, lifting his batting average to .200. The double was the first of the year for 31-year-old, who has also homered once.
Hicks will sit Monday against the Blue Jays.
Hicks sits for the second time this season. He's gotten off to a slow start at the plate, hitting .129/.250/.226 through 36 plate appearances. Mike Tauchman starts in center field in his absence.
Hicks went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer in Friday's 10-5 loss to the Rays.
Hicks gave the Yankees an early 4-2 lead with his third-inning blast before Tampa Bay's bats caught fire. The switch-hitting outfielder was 2-for-20 without an extra-base hit coming into Friday's contest.
Hicks is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Orioles.
He's struggled mightily early in the year, going 1-for-15 with seven strikeouts in 15 at-bats through four games. Brett Gardner gets the start in center field while batting third.
Manager Aaron Boone said Tuesday that he envisions Hicks serving as the Yankees' No. 3 hitter in 2021, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.
During the abbreviated 2020 campaign, the No. 3 spot was the most common placement for Hicks, who made 32 of his 49 starts out of that lineup slot. It's worth noting that the Yankees were without both Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton for more than half of the season, but the sluggers' return to full health heading into 2021 apparently won't affect where Hicks fits into the lineup. Coming off October 2019 Tommy John surgery, Hicks' overall production dipped in 2020, but he still showed strong on-base ability, slashing .229/.400/.390 (126 wRC+) in 135 plate appearances in that lineup spot. Even if the power numbers he delivered prior to his surgery don't return, Hicks' ability to rack up walks should put him in position to score plenty of runs in the heart of a potent Yankees lineup.
Hicks said Thursday that his arm still doesn't "feel the same" after undergoing Tommy John Surgery in October of 2019, Brendan Kuty of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.
The outfielder noted that he had to alter his swing this past season to avoid hyperextending his arm as a result of the procedure. There doesn't appear to be reason to be overly concerned regarding Hicks' health heading into next season given that his offensive numbers stayed relatively steady between 2019 and 2020.
Hicks went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer and an additional run scored during Saturday's 11-4 win over Miami.
Hicks now has a .296 average with two homers and nine walks across his past 12 games. The 30-year-old enters the final game of the regular season with a .230/.386/.424 slash line in 207 plate appearances this season.
Hicks went 2-for-4 with a triple, two runs, three RBI and a stolen base during Tuesday's 12-1 win over the Blue Jays.
The 30-year-old started the scoring in the first as he brought home Aaron Judge with a triple, and then he scored himself via a wild pitch. He then came through with a two-run single during the fifth inning. Hicks has a .225/.384/.411 slash line with five homers, 25 runs, 17 RBI and three stolen bases in 49 games this season.
Hicks isn't in the lineup Saturday against the Red Sox.
Hicks drew starts in each of the past seven games and reached base in each of those contests. He'll get a breather Saturday as Brett Gardner shifts to center field with Clint Frazier starting in left.
Hicks went 1-for-4 with a walk and a solo home run in Tuesday's 20-6 rout of the Blue Jays.
He went back-to-back with Luke Voit in the second inning, and Hicks' blast chased Jays starter Taijuan Walker from the game. The center fielder hasn't had a multi-hit performance since Aug. 28, leaving him with a .209 batting average, but he's otherwise been fairly productive with a .374 OBP, five homers, two steals, 14 RBI and 19 runs through 43 games.
Hicks will sit for the first of Friday's two games against the Orioles.
It shouldn't be a surprise to see the fragile outfielder not tasked with starting twice in one day. Brett Gardner slides to center field in his absence, with Mike Tauchman starting in left.
|Last 7 Games|
|05/07||vs WAS||L 4-11||3||1||0||0||0||1||0|
|05/06||vs HOU||L 4-7||3||1||3||0||1||1||0|
|05/05||vs HOU||W 6-3||4||1||2||0||1||0||0|
|05/04||vs HOU||W 7-3||3||0||1||0||0||1||0|
|05/02||vs DET||W 2-0||2||1||0||0||0||1||0|
|05/01||vs DET||W 6-4||3||1||1||0||0||0||0|
|04/30||vs DET||W 10-0||5||1||2||1||2||0||0|
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|Minor League Batting Stats|
|2011||AFA-Fort Myers Miracle||122||443||79||107||31||5||5||38||78||110||17||9||.241||.354||.368|
|2012||AA-New Britain Rock Cat||129||472||100||135||21||11||13||61||79||116||32||11||.286||.384||.460|
|2013||AAA-Rochester Red Wings||22||72||7||16||4||2||0||5||10||21||1||0||.222||.317||.333|
|2014||AA-New Britain Rock Cat||43||148||30||44||11||1||4||21||28||27||2||3||.297||.405||.466|
|2014||AAA-Rochester Red Wings||24||72||9||20||5||0||1||8||9||13||1||1||.278||.349||.389|
|2015||AAA-Rochester Red Wings||38||149||26||51||13||4||3||20||17||30||2||1||.342||.405||.544|