The Yankees received a little bit of bad news as Aaron Hicks was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a right intercostal muscle strain. Hicks had an injury to his oblique last year, which is around the same area. It’s a Grade 1 strain, which is typically is a two-or-three-week injury. There was no obvious play where it happened, but he did have to bust it down the line twice to beat out infield hits. Robinson Cano had the right idea on not hustling on routine grounders.
Billy McKinley will make his MLB debut and his seventh after a strong spring training. Jacoby Ellsbury is eligible to come off the DL on Monday and is considered healthy. He is just getting his reps down in Tampa after missing most of spring training. Now for the lineups: