New York Yankees outfielder Aaron Hicks is expected to miss three to four weeks with an oblique injury after leaving Sunday's game against the Texas Rangers, according to MLB.com's Bryan Hoch.
The Yankees announced Monday that they placed Hicks on the 10-day DL with a right oblique strain.
Hicks left Sunday's game against the Rangers and was replaced by Mason Williams to begin the fifth inning. In the fourth inning, he twisted his body to catch a Jonathan Lucroy line drive, however it is unclear if that is when he sustained the injury.
After the game, Hicks told reporters he will go on the disabled list. He was hitting .290 with 10 home runs and 37 RBIs in 60 games this season.
This is a real disappointment for Hicks, who had solidified his spot in the Yankees' daily lineup amid a breakout season.
Hicks has done much more than many expected this season, especially considering the troubles he had in 2016. Hicks' impressive run had the Yankees ready to stick with him upon Jacoby Ellsbury's eventual return and put the high-salaried veteran's future status with the club in question.
However, Hicks' injury could mean that Ellsbury will not be relegated to the bench upon his return. If Ellsbury is not ready, there is a chance the Yankees will be set to call up yet another prospect, potentially Dustin Fowler. Finally, the situation also points to an extended stay for Mason Williams.