New York Yankees outfielder Aaron Hicks and first baseman Tyler Austin will begin minor league rehab assignments on Monday.
Hicks, who was hitting .290 with 10 home runs and 37 RBIs in 60 games, went on the disabled list on June 26 with a right oblique strain.
"I feel good," Hicks said, according to MLB.com's Matthew Martell. "It's a waiting game. It's a lot of strengthening those muscles with a lot of core work. It's pretty much just patience."
GM Brian Cashman said last week that rookie outfielder Clint Frazier would likely be optioned to the minors upon Hicks' return despite Frazier's .284/.299/.541 batting line.
Austin, 25, hasn't played since June 27 due to a strained right hamstring. He was 2-for-13 in four MLB games and was hitting .300 with four home runs and 21 RBIs in 27 games with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. He said he has felt great over the past week after taking batting practice, fielding grounders and running.
"It's longer than I hoped it would be, but it's part of it," Austin said, according to Martell. "We've got to get it right and hopefully I won't have anymore problems with it."