Dealing with a lingering back issue, Aaron Hicks consulted with doctors Monday and received a cortisone shot.
The Yankees outfielder will rest for the next few days before resuming baseball activities. Hicks maintained he is still on track for Opening Day, but the season opens in about two weeks.
Hicks experienced back stiffness last week and has been on the shelf since. How much longer he'll stay inactive remains to be seen, but it appears he won't be in the lineup until this weekend at the earliest.
The 29-year-old signed a seven-year, $70-million extension last month. Brett Gardner has been manning center field primarily in his absence.
Last season was a career year for Hicks, who smacked 27 home runs drove in 79 runs, drew 90 walks and rakced up 119 hits.