|Bats / Throws||Both / Right|
|Date of Birth||10/2/1989|
|Height, Weight||6'1", 202 lbs|
|From||San Pedro, CA|
|Drafted||2008 - Rd 1|
Hicks went 1-for-3 with a stolen base and two walks in Thursday's 8-3 loss to the Astros in Game 4 of the ALCS.
Hicks singled and stole second base in the first inning, although he was eventually stranded at third. He also worked walks in both the fifth and ninth innings. Hicks is trying to play his way back into form after being activated off the injured list prior to the ALCS. He endured an injury-plagued regular season and is just 1-for-6 in his first three postseason games, but he has managed four walks in the ALCS and enjoyed his most productive performance in Game 4.
Hicks is not in the lineup for Game 1 of the ALCS against the Astros on Saturday.
Despite being added to the roster for the ALCS after his elbow injury, Hicks will not be in the starting lineup for the first game of the series. Brett Gardner is starting in center field, batting sixth.
Hicks is on the Yankees' ALCS roster.
Hicks missed time since the beginning of August with an elbow strain, so it's unclear whether he will resume his role in the starting lineup or whether the team will instead choose to use him off the bench as he works his way back into action. The 30-year-old hit .235/.325/.443 with 12 home runs over 59 games played in the regular season. To make room for Hicks on the 40-man roster, David Hale was designated for assignment.
Hicks (elbow) is expected to make the ALCS roster, George A. King III of the New York Post reports.
It was rumored earlier in the week that Hicks was in contention for a spot on the ALCS roster, and it appears the outfielder will indeed find himself on the 25-man squad. He's been sidelined since the beginning of August due to an elbow strain, so rust is certainly a concern at this point. It remains to be seen what role Hicks will take on following his return.
Manager Aaron Boone confirmed Wednesday that Hicks (elbow) was in consideration for the ALCS roster, Mike Mazzeo of Yahoo Sports reports.
Hicks has been out of action since early August with an elbow strain. The outfielder himself said that he's ready to go Tuesday, as he's been throwing and hitting in rehab work in recent days. The Yankees sound at least willing to consider including him, but it's not yet clear if he's a favorite to make the squad.