Yankees’ Aaron Hicks avoids worst scenario with shin injury

Yankees’ Aaron Hicks avoids worst scenario with shin injury

Aaron Hicks was nonetheless strolling by way of the Yankees’ clubhouse with a noticeable limp on Wednesday, however he seems to have prevented the worst after fouling a ball off his proper shin Tuesday night time.

The outfielder was pressured to go away the loss to the Reds early, although X-rays and a CT scan each got here again damaging. The shin contusion saved Hicks out of the lineup Wednesday, however he stated he believes he could be again by the sequence towards the Crimson Sox this weekend.

“I used to be simply hoping it wasn’t damaged or some type of fracture or one thing,” Hicks stated earlier than the Yankees’ 7-6 extra-innings win.

“I’m feeling higher in the present day. I had bother strolling [Tuesday]. However in the present day it’s a bit bit higher. I received extra flexion in my ankle. I’m in a position to truly transfer it up and down. So it’s higher.”

Aaron Hicks is helped off the sector by a coach after getting hit by a foul ball in his proper shin.Robert Sabo

Hicks had no plans to do any baseball actions on Wednesday, however as a substitute was set to obtain therapy to attempt to enhance his mobility.

The damage got here at a foul time for Hicks, who was simply beginning to slug. In his final eight video games earlier than Tuesday, he was batting .385 with three doubles, a triple, three dwelling runs and a 1.423 OPS. The seven extra-base hits had been another than he had in his first 69 video games of the season mixed.

“It’s irritating,” Hicks stated. “It sucks, as a result of I felt good on the plate. An damage like this, it’ll type of cease you from doing what you’re keen on and slows every little thing down.”

Potential commerce goal Andrew Benintendi is one among 10 Royals who will probably be positioned on the restricted record for his or her upcoming sequence towards the Blue Jays in Toronto as a result of they’re unvaccinated.

The Yankees have had talks with the Royals about Benintendi, The Publish beforehand reported, although it stays to be seen how the outfielder’s vaccination standing may have an effect on his commerce viability. The Yankees, who’re totally vaccinated, have a three-game sequence in Toronto in September and will additionally face the Blue Jays within the playoffs.

Domingo German (shoulder impingement) threw a bullpen session at Yankee Stadium on Wednesday with the crew tentatively planning on having him make a fifth rehab begin Friday for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. However supervisor Aaron Boone stated “that might conceivably change over the subsequent 24-48 hours.”

“We’ll see,” Boone stated when requested what may alter that plan. “Life. Baseball.”

After tossing 3 ²/₃ innings in reduction of the injured Luis Severino, JP Sears was optioned to Triple-A SWB.

The Yankees had been nonetheless deciding on the subsequent step for reliever Jonathan Loaisiga (shoulder irritation), who made a second rehab look Tuesday with SWB. He may rejoin the bullpen or make one other rehab outing earlier than being activated.

The Yankees on Wednesday launched Greg Chicken from his minor league contract. The 29-year-old first baseman, who re-signed with the Yankees late in spring coaching after not making the Blue Jays’ roster, was batting .218 with six dwelling runs and a .679 OPS in 59 video games with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Everson Pereira, the Yankees’ No. 10 prospect per MLB.com, has been promoted to Double-A Somerset. The 21-year-old outfielder was hitting .274 with an .809 OPS in 73 video games with Excessive-A Hudson Valley this yr.

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