With the New York Yankees coming off a shutout loss against Detroit, here’s the news and notes you need to know.
As for Hicks, the outfielder made the first appearance of his minor league rehab assignment with the Triple-A RailRiders. Hicks played five innings in center field and went 1-for-3 at the plate.
Prior to getting injured on June 25, Hicks was having an all-star caliber campaign. The switch-hitter was slashing .298/.398/.515 with 10 home runs and 37 RBI’s.
If everything continues to go well with Hicks’ rehab assignment, he should be back up in the Bronx in no time.
Regarding Bird, the first baseman got stitches removed from his right ankle where he underwent surgery to have a bone removed and hit off a tee.
“The discomfort is gone,” Bird said. “Now it’s about getting ready to play again, getting in the weight room and on the field.”
When asked about Bird’s status, Yankees GM Brian Cashman did not give a timetable for a potential return but did not rule out the first baseman from coming back this season.