New York Yankees: Aaron Boone provides update on Paxton, Stanton, Judge, Hicks

John Zarnowski
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Feb 18, 2020; Tampa, Florida, USA; New York Yankees designated hitter Giancarlo Stanton (27) works out during spring training at George M. Steinbrenner Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

It’s been over a month since the New York Yankees and the rest of Major League Baseball were supposed to start their seasons, and baseball fans are missing baseball. However, this delayed start to the season could benefit the Yankees greatly as several key players are battling injuries. Aaron Judge, Giancarlo Stanton, James Paxton, and Aaron Hicks were all supposed to miss the first several weeks of the season. This time off has actually allowed them to get ahead and perhaps be ready if a delayed start to the season occurs.

Manager Aaron Boone provided updates on each player the other day.

Aaron Judge

Aaron Judge has been dealing with several concerns ever since the Spring Training games had begun. Even though he’s been making significant progress, he’s still going to have another CT scan in a few weeks which could mean his fractured rib is not completely healthy. He has no timetable yet, but with a season that also has no timetable, that’s OK.

Aaron Hicks

Coming off Tommy John surgery that he got in 2019, Aaron Hicks has been throwing from 90+ feet and is taking swings from both sides of the plate. Boone said that Hicks is in the right direction.

James Paxton

The left-handed star pitcher for the New York Yankees has been doing well ever since his surgery and is expected to be recovered by mid-May. Paxton has thrown in a total of five bullpen sessions, which is everything Yankee fans want to hear.

Giancarlo Stanton

Giancarlo Stanton has had several injuries throughout his three years on the Yankees and it can be quite frustrating. However, Aaron Boone provided Yankee fans some great news when he said, “(Stanton is) doing really well and should be good to go whenever we get ready to go back.”