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Aaron Hicks | Outfielder | #31

Team: New York Yankees
Age / DOB:  (26) / 10/2/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 202
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 1 (14) / MIN
Contract: view contract details
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Aaron Hicks (shoulder) grounded out as a pinch-hitter and remained in the game in Saturday's loss to the Red Sox.
It was Hicks' first plate appearance since April 22, as he's been battling bursitis in his left shoulder. The shoulder issue probably isn't behind him, but Hicks could start seeing starts against lefties again. May 1 - 8:09 AM

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Aaron Hicks (shoulder) served as a pinch-runner on Wednesday versus the Rangers.

Hicks took over at first base for Alex Rodriguez after A-Rod smacked a one-out single to right off Rangers closer Shawn Tolleson, but Brian McCann and Starlin Castro both promptly hit into groundouts. Hicks has been absent from the Yankees' starting lineup for close to a week now due to traumatic bursitis in his left shoulder. He is still considered day-to-day.
Apr 28 - 7:52 AM

Yankees manager Joe Girardi indicated that Aaron Hicks (shoulder) will be available to pinch-hit against the Rangers on Wednesday.

Hicks hurt his left shoulder on an attempted catch during Friday's game against the Rays. A subsequent MRI revealed traumatic bursitis, which sounds frightening enough. It appears he has avoided a stint on the disabled list for the time being, though.
Apr 27 - 7:29 PM

Aaron Hicks' MRI revealed traumatic bursitis in his left shoulder.

He hurt himself diving for a ball in center field Friday against Tampa Bay. Hicks was given a cortisone shot and won't resume baseball activities for at least 4-5 days. He could be headed to the disabled list. Hicks has played phenomenal defense this year but has really struggled at the plate (just two hits in 22 at-bats).
Apr 23 - 4:52 PM

Aaron Hicks is being sent for an MRI on his injured shoulder.

Hicks was forced to leave Friday's game when he injured his shoulder diving for a ball in the outfield. After waking up sore on Saturday, the Yankees want to ensure that there isn't any structural damage. They should have an update on his status later in the day.
Apr 23 - 11:12 AM

Aaron Hicks was forced to leave Friday's game against the Rays with an apparent injury.

Hicks got up slow after diving for a ball in the outfield and was replaced by Jacoby Ellsbury the following inning. The Yankees should have an update on his status shortly.
Apr 22 - 8:30 PM

Aaron Hicks' rough start to the season continued Tuesday, as he went 0-for-5 at the plate in an extra-innings loss to the Athletics.

Hicks hasn't got a ton of chances this season, but you'd think a start against Eric Surkamp would be a prime opportunity to get him on track. It didn't happen, and the outfielder still has just one base knock on the season, a single back on April 6. That the Yanks were only able to score two runs over 11 frames in a game started by Surkamp is obviously not a good look for their offense.
Apr 19 - 10:58 PM

Aaron Hicks went 0-for-4 on Wednesday against the Blue Jays, but did manage to drive in one of the Yankees' two runs.

Hicks picked up an RBI when he grounded out to third base in the fifth inning. After yet another hitless night, though, he's hitting .091/.167/.091 on the season and much of the pre-season hype has come crashing to the ground. It should be noted that it hasn't even been two weeks, so it's too early to panic. After all, he enjoyed a nice second half with the Twins in 2015 and was very good in spring training for the Yankees, where he hit .286/.345/.510 with a pair of home runs.
Apr 13 - 11:44 PM

Aaron Hicks will bat second in Tuesday's season opener against the Astros.

As expected, Brett Gardner is on the bench against southpaw Dallas Keuchel. The full lineup for New York: Jacoby Elllsbury CF, Hicks LF, Alex Rodriguez DH, Mark Teixeira 1B, Carlos Beltran RF, Brian McCann C, Chase Headley 3B, Starlin Castro 2B, Didi Gregorius SS. Masahiro Tanaka will make the start in chilly New York.
Apr 5 - 9:23 AM

Aaron Hicks went 3-for-3 with a double against the Braves in Wednesday's win.

While most of the Yankees have struggled, Hicks is hitting .289/.340/.533 in 45 at-bats this spring. Even if everyone stays healthy. it's worth wondering if we'll get to the point this season at which Hicks is one of the Yankees' nine-best starting options, with Carlos Beltran getting sent to the bench or installed as the DH. Of course, given the age of the players involved, it's not likely that everyone will stay healthy anyway.
Mar 30 - 5:56 PM

Aaron Hicks hit a leadoff homer off the Blue Jays' J.A. Happ on Saturday.

Hicks probably would be beating out Byron Buxton for a starting job this spring had the Twins kept him. Instead, he's insurance for the injury-prone Yankees outfield. It might lead to him having mixed-league value at times this year, though certainly not while everyone is healthy. He's batting .250 with two homers and a .795 OPS in 40 at-bats this spring.
Mar 26 - 4:05 PM

Aaron Hicks (eye) was scratched from Thursday's game against the Pirates.

He's dealing with a stye and will visit an eye doctor on Thursday. Slade Heathcott will draw the start in center field. Consider Hicks day-to-day.
Mar 17 - 11:43 AM

Yankees acquired OF Aaron Hicks from the Twins for C John Ryan Murphy.

The Twins have a logjam of talented, young outfielders, so they used their depth to address an area of need behind the plate. Hicks just turned 26, so there's still plenty of upside here, as well. The switch-hitter batted .256/.333/.398 over 97 games this season. With his plus-speed and good defense, he should be a useful piece for the Yankees. He currently projects to replace Chris Young as a fourth outfielder, but the move could make Brian Cashman more likely to move Brett Gardner in another trade.
Wed, Nov 11, 2015 02:03:00 PM

Aaron Hicks is not in the Twins' lineup Sunday.

The Twins are going with a lot of backups in the regular season finale. Byron Buxton will cover center field and hit leadoff.
Sun, Oct 4, 2015 11:23:00 AM

Aaron Hicks went 1-for-2 with an RBI single and a walk in Friday's loss to the Royals.

Hicks jumped the Twins to a 1-0 lead with his RBI single off Royals starter Chris Young in the second inning. It would be the only run they scored in the contest. For the season, he's hitting .255/.321/.395 with 11 homers, 33 RBI and 13 steals.
Fri, Oct 2, 2015 11:37:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Brian McCann
2Austin Romine
1B1Mark Teixeira
2Greg Bird
2B1Starlin Castro
2Ronald Torreyes
SS1Didi Gregorius
3B1Chase Headley
LF1Brett Gardner
2Aaron Hicks
CF1Jacoby Ellsbury
2Mason Williams
RF1Carlos Beltran
2Dustin Ackley
DH1Alex Rodriguez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Masahiro Tanaka
2Michael Pineda
3Nathan Eovaldi
4Luis Severino
5CC Sabathia
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Aroldis Chapman
2Andrew Miller
3Dellin Betances
4Chasen Shreve
5Ivan Nova
6Kirby Yates
7Bryan Mitchell
8Johnny Barbato
9Branden Pinder
10Nick Goody