Aaron Hicks takes a child step towards his Yankees return

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Aaron Hicks hit off a tee and threw on the sector earlier than the Yankees’ 8-Zero win over the Purple Sox on Tuesday evening on the Stadium, however earlier than he can take into consideration taking part in minor league video games on a rehab task, the switch-hitting heart fielder must take batting follow.

Out since early in spring coaching with a decrease left again pressure that has required cortisone injections. Hicks mentioned he expects to begin BP “[Wednesday] or the following day.’’

Initially the plan was for Hicks to move again to Tampa after a weekend go to to The Bronx. As an alternative, basic supervisor Brian Cashman advised Hicks to stick with the varsity. He’ll stay with the Yankees till Sunday, once they depart for Anaheim, Calif., and the beginning of a nine-game highway journey.

“I took some actually good swings as we speak, placing the ball good,’’ Hicks mentioned.

When Hicks felt one thing within the again he had no thought it wouldn’t have taken this lengthy to heal.

“I assumed I might miss a few [spring training] video games,’’ mentioned Hicks, who has been out since March 1. “Clearly, that didn’t occur.’’


Dellin Betances is three weeks with out throwing a ball in an effort to let the irritation in his proper shoulder settle down.

“Relaxation, ice, warmth and dealing on the decrease physique,’’ Betances mentioned concerning his every day schedule. “That’s about it. It’s troublesome as a result of I like to play, like to compete. It’s onerous however on the similar time be prepared for the playoff push and past.’’

Betances has had a bone spur at the back of the shoulder since signing with the Yankees in 2006 out of Grand Road Campus Excessive Faculty in Brooklyn, nevertheless it by no means was an element till final Thursday when he participated in a simulated recreation in Tampa. On the time, Betances was on the IL resulting from an impingement within the shoulder.

“I felt like I wasn’t getting higher. I do know myself and figured to talk up,’’ Betances mentioned.

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