Injuries continue to plague the New York Yankees.
The Yankees announced Sunday they have moved outfielder Aaron Hicks to the 10-day injured list because of a right flexor strain he suffered during Saturday's 6-4 win against the Red Sox.
Prior to tonight’s game, the Yankees placed OF Aaron Hicks on the 10-day IL with a right flexor strain and returned LHP J.A. Happ from the paternity list.— New York Yankees (@Yankees) August 4, 2019
Hicks suffered the injury making a throw in the sixth inning of the second game of New York's doubleheader sweep. He addressed his unfamiliar arm pain following the victory.
“Anything with the elbow makes you nervous, but I’m going to stay positive right now until we get the final decision,” Hicks said. “I never really had elbow problems, so I don’t even know where to start. It only hurts when I throw.”
Hicks is an important bat in New York's lineup. He is slashing .235/.325/.443 with 12 home runs and 36 RBIs. The 29-year-old outfielder has played in 59 games for a 71-39 Yankees team that sits atop the AL East.
Edwin Encarnacion got hurt Saturday, suffering a hairline fracture to his right wrist. Hicks and Encarnacion join an injured list that includes Giancarlo Stanton, Gary Sanchez, Luke Voit and CC Sabathia.
Nevertheless, the Yankees have overcome adversity to post the best record in MLB so far this season. But they'd gladly accept a break from their misfortune once the postseason rolls around.