New York Yankees center fielder Aaron Hicks has yet to play a game in the 2019 season, but he is set to make his long-awaited debut on Monday.
Aaron Hicks has yet to make his 2019 debut for the New York Yankees due to a back strain that has prevented him from taking place in any baseball activities since early March. However, following a minor league rehab stint, Hicks is reportedly set to make his return to the Bronx on Monday against the Baltimore Orioles.
The Yankees could desperately use the great switch-hitting bat that Hicks brings to the lineup due to their injury woes and missing their two biggest sluggers in Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton for the foreseeable future.
Hicks has produced an 8.2 fWAR since the start of 2017, trailing only Mike Trout, Christian Yelich, Tommy Pham, Lorenzo Cain, and Charlie Blackmon. When he is healthy and on the field, the center fielder is one of the best in the league and provides some much-needed support to New York’s depleted roster.
Due to Hicks making his return to the big leagues, it is very likely that Mike Tauchman will be seeing his last days in the Bronx. There is no need for him to stick around now that Hicks will be retaking his spot in center field.