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Aaron Hicks, Masahiro Tanaka and Luke Voit undergo surgery

Yankees GM Brian Cashman held an ‘end-of-the-year’ press conference reflecting on the Yankees 2019 season. During the press conference, Cashman revealed OF Aaron Hicks, RHP Masahiro Tanaka, and INF Luke Voit were either scheduled for surgery or underwent surgery.

Aaron Hicks

OF Aaron Hicks is scheduled to undergo Tommy John Surgery on Oct. 30. He is slated to spend the next 8-10 months in recovery, and will not be ready for the start of the 2020 season.

With Hicks’ injury, it seems extremely likely the Yankees will retain OF Brett Gardner for the 2020 season. Hicks hit .239/.325/.443 with 12 homers and 36 RBI in 59 games for the Yankees. However, Hicks hit .154/.353/.385 during the ALCS after not making the ALDS roster.

Masahiro Tanaka

RHP Masahiro Tanaka underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right elbow to remove bone spurs. Cashman believes Tanaka will be ready in time for Spring Training.

Tanaka went 11-9 with a 4.45 ERA and a 1.242 WHIP in 31 starts for the Yankees.

Luke Voit

INF Luke Voit underwent surgery to address a bilateral core muscle injury. Cashman added Voit will be ready in time for Spring Training.

In 118 games, Voit hit .263/.378/.464 with 21 homers and 62 RBI. Voit made the ALDS roster as a bench player, but did not make the ALCS roster.

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