MLB: Yankees could lose outfielder Aaron Hicks for rest of season

NEW YORK – Center fielder Aaron Hicks of the New York Yankees will undergo surgery to repair a tendon sheath on a left wrist tendon, which could keep him out of play for the remainder of the season.

Hicks will be out for several months, manager Aaron Boone admitted on Friday. However, the team will only know after the operation if there is any chance that he will return to the game in 2021.

The 31-year-old Hicks is batting .194 with four homers and 14 RBIs in 32 games. His name was placed on the ten-day casualty list on Sunday retroactively to May 13.

Initially, the Yankees attempted to medicate the injury, knowing that if that method proved ineffective, Hicks would likely have to go under the knife.

Brett Gardner was scheduled to start Friday’s game at center fielder as the Yankees played host to the Chicago White Sox, the best-record holders in the American League.

Designated hitter Giancarlo Stanton’s name is already on the injured list due to a strained left quadriceps, and Boone prefers to keep Aaron Judge in right field.

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