When Aaron Boone received past the first 4 spots in the lineup, it was obvious Aaron Hicks was not starting up Monday night’s match versus the Rays at Yankee Stadium.
Hicks left the next match of Sunday’s doubleheader sweep of the Mets because of to cramps in every single calf. Even so, Boone reported that was not why the change-hitting center fielder was held out of Monday’s lineup.
“He is superior to go and taking part in the doubleheader he was going to have just one of these future numerous times off so just felt like coming out of the doubleheader and coming out of the cramping I felt like it was currently,’’ reported Boone, who employed Hicks as a pinch hitter in a five-3 loss and viewed him beat the change with a solitary in the ninth inning.
When talking about Hicks, his injuries background can’t be overlooked.