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Aaron Hicks just came off the disabled list and he’s already hard at work, using his speed to leg out his first home run of the season.
Aaron Hicks is in the midst of his second game since returning from an untimely trip to the disabled list. However, the New York Yankees outfielder got his first home run using his speed.
In perhaps the most unconventional way of getting a four-bagger, Hicks drilled a pitch to deep left center field and turned it into an inside-the-park home run.
Poor Hicks. He’s returning from injury and in just his second game back and his first playing in the field, he has to turn on the jets to get that home run. I mean, he REALLY had to work for it, completing the trip around the bases with a slide that would be perfect for the Slip’N Slide on a hot summer day.
Hicks was all smiles after it was all over and why wouldn’t he be? Of course, he likely got some oxygen in the dugout prior to taking the field for the bottom of the second.
This was the first inside-the-park home run since Curtis Granderson recorded one at Target Field back in 2011.
That also marked Hicks’ first hit since returning for the DL, as he went hitless on Thursday night against the Boston Red Sox. And this swing was a sign of some great things to come, as he looked comfortable and strong at the plate.
Last season, Hicks slugged a career-high 15 home runs and looks to do even better this coming season. He had already won a spot going into spring training and he was determined to make a difference in the lineup.
So far, he has. That two-run home run gave the Yankees and starter Jordan Montgomery a comfortable 2-0 lead over the Tigers.