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New York Yankees’ Aaron Hicks leaves game with tight left hamstring


Devdiscourse News Desk
Updated: 25-09-2018 09:07 IST
New York Yankees’ Aaron Hicks leaves game with tight left hamstring

The injury-plagued New York Yankees suffered another loss Monday night when center fielder Aaron Hicks left the game because of a tight left hamstring.

After grounding out in his first two at-bats, he left the game in St. Petersburg, Fla., against the Tampa Bay Rays in the bottom of the fourth inning and was replaced by Brett Gardner, who delivered a tiebreaking single in the top of the fifth inning and made a game-saving catch an inning later in the 4-1 victory.

Yankees manager Aaron Boone told reporters after Monday's game that Hicks would have an MRI on the hamstring, but said the team was "guardedly optimistic."

Hicks apparently suffered the injury while running to first on a grounder in the third inning, when he beat out a potential double play.

After hitting a foul ball off his left ankle Saturday, he helped clinch a spot in the wild-card game for the Yankees with a game-winning double against the Baltimore Orioles. Shortstop Didi Gregorius suffered torn cartilage in his right wrist on a slide home during that play.

Hicks was not in the starting lineup Sunday but entered the game as a pinch hitter in the seventh inning.

Hicks is hitting .247 with 26 home runs and 76 RBIs in 133 games.


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