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.
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.
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.
Masahiro Tanaka had elbow surgery to remove bone spurs. Is expected to be ready for spring training