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Yankees scratch Aaron Hicks, get Judge, Voit, Urshela back to start series vs. Rays

The starting veteran outfielder will miss Tuesday night’s game due to a shin bruise that he suffered on Sunday.

Aaron Hicks #31 of the New York Yankees fields against the Washington Nationals at Yankee Stadium on May 09, 2021 in in the Bronx borough of New York City. Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images

The New York Yankees unveiled their batting order for Tuesday night’s game against the Tampa Bay Rays. But there was one noticeable difference and that was outfielder Aaron Hicks, who was scratched due to a right shin bruise that he suffered Sunday.

This season, Hicks is hitting a career worst .198/.301/.340 with four home runs and 13 RBI. Taking Hicks place in centerfield will be veteran Brett Gardner, who has only played in 24 games this season. The 37-year-old outfielder is hitting .200 with zero home runs and three RBI in 71 plate appearances.

First baseman Luke Voit will be making his regular season debut after undergoing knee surgery in March. Last season, the power-hitting infielder slugged .277/.338/.610 with a career-high 22 home runs and 52 RBI. Along with Voit, Aaron Judge and Gio Urshela are back in the starting lineup for the Yankees.

As of right now, Voit is priced at $3,700 on DraftKings, which is towards the lower end of things for first baseman. Meanwhile, Judge is at $4,500, which is not bad, considering that he’s averaging 7.5 FPPG and can change the game with one swing. Lastly, Urshela is valued at $4,300, which is tremendous value. He has registered a hit in his last five games and is averaging 7.1 FPPG.