June 14, 2021

Aaron Hicks sits out for Yankees after painful shin bruise (New York Post)


ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Aaron Hicks was scratched before the Yankees’ 3-1 win over the Rays on Tuesday night at Tropicana Field with a right shin bruise suffered in Sunday’s game. He was replaced by Clint Frazier, with Brett Gardner shifting from left field to center. Hicks went down in pain after fouling a ball off his shin in the eighth inning Sunday, but stayed in the game.

Aaron Boone said Hicks felt “pretty sore” doing his pregame routine. He got an X-ray, but Boone was hopeful Hicks would play Wednesday.

Hicks had shown signs of snapping his slow start, going 10-for-27 with three extra-base hits and five walks in his previous nine games.

Aaron Hicks
Aaron Hicks is checked on after bruising his shin Sunday vs. the Nationals.
AP

Aroldis Chapman had an issue with a nail on his pitching hand, which got him a visit from the training staff in the ninth, but he remained in the game and Boone didn’t think it would be an issue. … Gio Urshela returned to the lineup Tuesday after missing the previous three games with a left knee injury suffered Thursday against Houston.


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