After losing ten of their last 12, the New York Yankees were dealt yet another blow. In their Sunday afternoon affair with the Texas Rangers, outfielder Aaron Hicks suffered a right oblique strain. The Yankees have now announced that they’ve placed Hicks on the 10-Day DL.
Placing Hicks on the disabled list is a major blow to a Yankee lineup which has been one of the best in the majors throughout the course of the 2017 season. Hitting a career high .290 at the plate, with ten home runs and 37 runs batted in, Hicks has been putting forth a career year at the plate.
The one-two punch of Brett Gardner and Hicks at the top of the order was one that was helping set the table to for the Yankees order. With Hicks now out of the equation for some time, veteran Jacoby Ellsbury will be activated off the 7-Day DL to take his place.
Ellsbury was previously on the disabled list with concussion symptoms and will now take back the starting center fielder gig for the foreseeable future. In addition to activating Ellsbury though, the Yankees have also made some moves with their Triple-A affiliate.
The Yankees will option outfielder Mason Williams and lefty Tyler Webb to Triple-A, while recalling infielder Rob Refsnyder and righty Ronald Herrera.