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Yankees: Aaron Hicks Placed On DL, Billy McKinney Called Up

More injury news has arisen for the Yankees, Aaron Hicks has been placed on the 10-day disabled list with Billy McKinney being called up to take his place. 

Another injury has taken place that Yankees fans may not be too fond of. Centerfielder Aaron Hicks has been placed on the 10-day disabled list with a right intercostal muscle strain.

As far as we are concerned at the moment it does not seem like that severe of an injury, but it is still something to look at. Just like his teammate Greg Bird, Hicks has been bitten by the injury bug for the majority of his big league career.

The switch-hitter had a pretty solid Opening Day performance going 2-for-4, but he will need to take some time off now to recover.

Billy McKinney has been called up from Triple-A Scranton to take Hicks’ spot on the active 25-man roster. He was with the Yankees for the majority of Spring Training camp while showing off some of his pop and launching five home runs over 22 games.

In 124 games last season split between Double-A and Triple-A, McKinney sported a .277/.338/.483 slash line with 16 home runs and 64 RBIs. He certainly has a ton of potential when it comes to his offense in the majors.

The loss of Hicks will hurt the Yankees due to losing his switch-hitting bat, but they will be okay due to their great outfield depth. Jacoby Ellsbury was more than capable of taking over in center field, however, he is on the DL as well and now with the arrival of McKinney, New York only has a few options.

McKinney will most likely be taking Hicks’ spot in the outfield with Brett Gardner moving to center and McKinney taking over in left.

Stay tuned to Unhinged Yankees for all updates regarding this situation.

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