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Yankees CF Aaron Hicks set to undergo potentially season-ending wrist surgery

The Yankees could lose a big bat in the lineup with Hicks set to undergo wrist surgery.

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New York Yankees center fielder Aaron Hicks reacts after scoring following his home run during the second inning against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field.
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New York Yankees CF Aaron Hicks is set to undergo wrist surgery, according to MLB.com Yankees reporter Bryan Hoch. It is potentially a season-ending procedure, according to Hoch.

Hicks has failed to build on his 27 home runs in 2018, tallying only four so far in a disappointing 2021 campaign. He is hitting .194 in 32 games and has struggled to help the Yankees create more offense early in the season.

The Yankees are just behind the Chicago White Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers, according to DraftKings Sportsbook. New York is +325 to win the AL, just behind Chicago at +300. It is unlikely Hicks’ absence will shift those odds much considering his struggles, but the Yankees will be without a potentially potent power hitter down the stretch this season.