Aaron Hicks is being scheduled for left wrist surgery. It is potentially season-ending.— Bryan Hoch (@BryanHoch) May 21, 2021
Well, the headline and Bryan Hoch’s tweet say it all. The Yankees have lost Aaron Hicks for what quite possibly will be the remainder of 2021. This is reminiscent of Mark Teixeira needing season ending surgery for the same injury back in 2013.
Hicks was already on the injured list, so there’s no corresponding roster move. Presumably, he will be transferred to the 60-day injured list at some point so the team can add someone new to the 40-man roster. That player could be Delino DeShields, whose name came up in rumors this morning.
There definitely will be someone coming along at some point, because 37 year-old Brett Gardner will need some help out in center field. Whether that’s Greg Allen, who’s currently on the Triple-A injured list, or a trade for someone like DeShields (or someone else), expect something soon. No, not Estevan Florial. He’s not ready yet.