The New York Yankees placed veteran outfielder Aaron Hicks on the injured list in August with a flexor strain. It seemed to be a minor injury.
But in the month-plus since being sidelined, things have escalated quickly.
Hicks and the Yankees are now deciding whether Tommy John surgery is needed and, until that decision is made, Hicks has been told to rest for several more weeks.
For all intents and purposes, this means Hicks’ season is over. The 29-year-old veteran was hitting .235 with 12 homers and 36 RBI on the season.
Without Hicks—who suffered the injury making a throw on August 3rd—the Yankees have just three completely healthy outfielders on the roster in Clint Frazier, Brett Gardner, and Aaron Judge.
With Hicks likely sidelined throughout the postseason, New York will continue to rely on Cameron Maybin although he is still dealing with a ligament injury in his left wrist that figures to linger the rest of the season.