New York Yankees Announce A String Of Roster Moves 2
Jun 9, 2017; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees center fielder Aaron Hicks (31) celebrates after defeating the Baltimore Orioles at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

Ahead of their series with the Chicago White Sox, the New York Yankees announced a surplus of roster moves. 

In the wake of an oblique injury to Aaron Hicks, the New York Yankees announced a string of roster moves prior to their road trip to Chicago and Houston.

Firstly, Hicks was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a right oblique strain suffered in Sunday’s 7-6 loss to the Texas Rangers. The 27-year-old left the game in the fourth inning, underwent an MRI and even said he was told that he will be placed on the DL, as his expected recovery time is three-to-four weeks.

To correspond with that move, the return of Jacoby Ellsbury is upon us. The Yankees also announced that their Opening Day center fielder has been reinstated from the seven-day concussion DL, which dates back to May 24 against Kansas City when he smashed into the center-field wall. The 33-year-old had just eight at-bats with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre during his rehab stint and was hitting .281/.349/.422 before he landed on the shelf.

The Yankees also did a switcharoo with a reliever and outfielder when they optioned Tyler Webb and Mason Williams to Triple-A and recalled Rob Refsnyder and Ronald Herrera from that same affiliate.

Williams went 4-for-16 (.250) with two stolen bases with the big boys this season and Webb, who made his Major League debut on June 24, registered 2.1 innings of scoreless work while fanning two batters.