Yankees: Injuries beginning to pile up in the worst way – Stanton, Hicks update

New York Yankees, Aaron Hicks
Mar 15, 2019; Tampa, FL, USA; New York Yankees center fielder Aaron Hicks (31) looks on from the dugout at George M. Steinbrenner Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Yankees might have extracted a victory against Baltimore on Friday, but the injuries are starting to pile up at a serious rate. Winning 5-4, the Yankees just barely managed to score enough runs after falling to Tampa on Thursday.

Starting pitcher Corey Kluber lasted 6.0 innings, allowing seven hits at four earned runs. It wasn’t his most productive outing, but the bullpen got the job done over the last 3.0 innings, allowing just two hits and zero runs.

Offensively, Aaron Judge had a solid performance, recording two hits and two runs in the win. Thanks to Gio Urshela, who had a pinch-hit three-run home run in the 7th inning, the Bombers squeezed out a win.

Despite the positive outcome, the Yankees are now dealing with a variety of injuries they will have to supplement in the coming days. Slugger Giancarlo Stanton and starting outfielder Aaron Hicks are battling individual issues.

The Yankees are fighting off injuries once again:

Giancarlo Stanton could miss time:

Per Aaron Boone:

“It could be a couple days. We’ll just see how he’s doing (Saturday) and the next day and go from there. He said that he felt it in one of his at-bats a little bit (Thursday) night and when he was going through his pre-game (Friday) he just felt like it’s probably something that he should get out ahead of. Hopefully it is something that he has gotten out of ahead of and it’s just a little bit of tightness in there.”
As we know, with Stanton, even the slightest of injuries can keep him out for weeks, so hopefully, this is nothing more than just a pulled muscle that will recover quickly and efficiently.

Aaron Hicks could be out for quite a while:

Per Aaron Boone:

“We’ll see how he responds in the next couple of days to the medicine. Sometimes that works. Surgery could be on the table at some point, as well. I think it could go either way. In these cases, it seems like a lot of times the medicine works and knocks it out. If not, then surgery could be on the table.”
Hicks’ injury is a little bit more serious, as he’s considered day-to-day with a torn sheath that holds the left wrist tendon in place. If the injury proves to be serious, it could require surgery and keep him out for a longer period of time.
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