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Yanks say Aaron Hicks should return to lineup this week

September 25, 2018

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Aaron Hicks should recover from a tight left hamstring in a few days and return to the New York Yankees lineup this week, according to manager Aaron Boone.

Hicks left Monday night’s 4-1 win over Tampa Bay in the fourth inning, one inning after aggravating the hamstring while running to first and avoiding a double play.

“It’s still a little bit tight in there, so it’s kind of a day to day thing,” Boone said Tuesday. “We do feel like we dodged a bullet and feel like he’ll definitely be back.”

Hicks’ 11th-inning double on Saturday drove in Didi Gregorius, and on Sunday the Yankees learned the shortstop had torn cartilage in his right wrist during his headfirst slide across the plate that secured a postseason spot.

Gregorius took grounders before Tuesday’s game but didn’t throw. He is to be re-evaluated by team doctors Wednesday.

“I think tomorrow is a big day,” Boone said. “Hopefully that goes well. It’s been exciting to hear that it seems like he’s improving every day.”

Gleyber Torres was in the original starting lineup but was scratched due to minor hip/groin area discomfort. Boone expects the rookie to be back in Wednesday night’s lineup.

“He just had a little bit of tightness where he gets it sometimes,” Boone said.

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