Yankees’ injury roundup: Updates on Britton, Hicks, and Stanton

The New York Yankees have remained competitive after a rough first couple of weeks. They are in fourth place in the American League East division, but the top four clubs are very close to each other and, as a result, the Bombers are just 1.5 games away from the first spot, held by the Boston Red Sox.

The Yankees have been able to do this with many injuries in their current roster. Some key players like Luke Voit have already returned from long spells on the injured list, but how about the rest? Let’s update them.

Gleyber Torres was one of the nine Yankees’ members who test positive for COVID-19 last week, so he was naturally isolated for a few days. He has been cleared by the Joint COVID-19 Health and Safety Committee and will be available to return Wednesday.

Zack Britton, who has been out for weeks as he had bone spurs removed from his left elbow in March, was examined on Monday and is said to be structurally sound. Yankees’ manager Aaron Boone said the lefty reliever could resume throwing as soon as this weekend.

The Yankees hope to have Britton back soon, but Hicks’ outlook is iffy

Britton had experienced some elbow soreness after his most recent simulated game and had a Minor League rehab assignment pushed back, so this qualifies as great news.

Aaron Hicks, the Yankees’ starting center fielder, is on wait-and-see mode. He is, per the Bombers’ official site, under a weeklong course of anti-inflammatories to see if he can return to play. If that’s not the case, he could require season-ending surgery. He has a torn tendon sheath in his left wrist.

At least Giancarlo Stanton appears on track to return when first eligible, on May 25, as he nurses a left quadriceps strain. Boone said that he went through weight-room activities and indoor batting on Tuesday.

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