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Yankees reinstate Aaron Hicks off paternity list

The outfielder is expected to be back in the lineup Friday vs. the Royals

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Aaron Hicks of the New York Yankees points to DJ LeMahieu after scoring on LaMahieu’s single during the ninth inning of a game against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park on April 19, 2022, in Detroit, Michigan.
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Update, April 29 — Hicks has been reinstated off the paternity list ahead of Friday’s matchup vs. the Kansas City Royals.


The New York Yankees have placed outfielder Aaron Hicks on the MLB paternity list, which allows the team to replace him on the roster for 1-3 days. This means he will miss at least Tuesday’s game against the Baltimore Orioles with the potential to miss the whole series.

Hicks is hitting .273 with one home run and 12 RBIs in 44 at-bats this season. He’s been one of the more productive hitters on the team to start the season, especially among the regulars. With him out, look for the Yankees to adjust things significantly across the field. Giancarlo Stanton, Joey Gallo and Aaron Judge could all man the outfield to leave the DH spot open for Aaron Boone to experiment with. The Yankees could also look to Tim Locastro or Marwin Gonzalez in the outfield to replace Hicks, although that seems less likely.

The Yankees are -275 on the moneyline against the Orioles Tuesday per DraftKings Sportsbook.