It may be a little while longer before Aaron Hicks returns.
The Yankees center fielder, who is battling a sore lower back, has still not started baseball activities, according to manager Aaron Boone.
"He said he's feeling really good," Boone said on Monday. "Just kind of going through core strengthening stuff right now. So, I don't know what the next couple of days are, but I feel like it's out of there now. Just make sure to go and then baseball activities. But I don't have a day for you on when he's starting that."
Hicks said last week he was pain-free after a second cortisone shot and was hoping to begin taking swings soon. He also said the week prior that he believed he would be ready by the Yankees' second series against the Tigers.
The 29-year-old has been sidelined since March 2 and would need several rehab games and at-bats before he could rejoin the Yankees' lineup.
The Yankees and Hicks agreed to a seven-year, $70 million extension at the start of Spring Training.