After being snowed out of their home opener yesterday, the Yankees (2-2) try it again today at 4 PM. Rain is in the forecast, however.
On the injury front … (from the NY Post)….
Aaron Hicks was prepared to hit and throw indoors Monday because the right intercostal problem that landed him on the DL felt better.
“I am going to see the [doctor] for the OK,’’ Hicks said after the Rays-Yankees game was snowed out at Yankee Stadium. “Feeling good.’’
Hicks played Opening Day in Toronto on Thursday and landed on the DL Friday. He is eligible to come off the shelf next Monday, which is an off day for the Yankees. So, the earliest the switch hitter could return is April 10 against the Red Sox at Fenway Park.
Boone didn’t have an update on Ellsbury on Monday, but Sunday the manager said he was hopeful of getting Ellsbury back Thursday, when he is eligible, but “not expecting it.’’
According to (manager Aaron) Boone, Adam Warren said his right ankle “feels pretty good’’ and the hope is the right-handed reliever will be able to pitch Tuesday against the Rays if needed.“When I checked on him this morning he said it felt pretty good, so we will see,’’ Boone said.
Warren was forced out of Saturday’s game when he took a smash off the ankle.
The Yankees voided the minor league option of right-hander Ben Heller and placed him on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to March 27, with a right elbow bone spur.