Tampa, Fla.- The New York Yankees have announced that OF Aaron Hicks is scheduled to begin a rehabilitation assignment with the Tampa Tarpons tonight, May 6. The Tarpons will host the Dunedin Blue Jays, with the first pitch slated for 6:30 p.m.
Hicks, 29, was placed on the 10-day injured list on March 28 with a strained left lower back. The San Pedro, California native recently returned to action, playing three games in Extended Spring Training last week, May 1-3.
Originally selected in the first round (14thoverall) by the Minnesota Twins in 2008, Hicks has not played in the Florida State League since 2011, when he batted .242 with five home runs and 38 RBI in 122 games with the Fort Myers Miracle.
To purchase tickets, fans can visit the George M. Steinbrenner Field Box Office or visit TarponsBaseball.com. Tickets start at $5 for upper reserved seating, $8 for lower reserved seating, and parking is always free.
About the Tampa Tarpons
The Tampa Tarpons are the Single-A Advanced Affiliate of the New York Yankees and a member of the Florida State League. The Tarpons play at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Fla. For more information about the Tampa Tarpons, call (813) 673-3055 or visit www.tarponsbaseball.com.
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