TAMPA – The Yankees can be without Aaron Hicks at the Opening Day and figures without Luis Severino until May, said general manager Brian Cashman Friday.
"Clearly, we have run out of time," Cashman said of the lower back of Hicks before the Yankees were facing Boston at the Steinbrenner Field at the start of the regular period less than two weeks away. "We will do what is right for us for a long haul, so I can not say that I am optimistic that she is ready to go on the Day of Openness because of what happened and the time being missed , he or she may or may not be prepared … I think he will be healthy at the Opening of the Sun, it is fair, he will have enough covers, defensive reporter, in advance in advance to allow us plug and he plays from day one. "
Hicks was out for two weeks on what was initially believed to be something that would cause him to miss one day or two. He received a cortisone shot on Monday and was admitted on Friday that the injury was "definitely" worse than his original feeling.
"I thought that would be a few days and I'm ready to go," says Hicks. "It just keeps coming, I've got to get a shot, you want to always [avoid]. Now it's over and over again."
Hicks said he would be happy if he did not return for the Bronx opener at March 28.
"The opening day is ready for the offseason, & # 39; Hicks said." It's exciting and you want to feel the rush … You want to introduce the team. Surely be hard [to miss it]. & # 39; & # 39;
Severino is definitely not going back in time for the Opening Day. He was not due to start a throwing program until Wednesday after a two-week shutdown due to lubricant stuffing inflammation.
"I would say that you are looking at May at the earliest," said Cashman of the right-hander. "He must start from the beginning and his spring training. If need be more [time missed after May 1] we need to make sure we have no problem here. & # 39; & # 39;
Masahiro Tanaka is set to replace Severino as the Star Star of the opening, does not specify how they can handle the round without Severino and CC Sabathia. The veteran lefty should deliver five-game suspension and then likely to go to the damaged list.
Cashman, like Aaron Boone, did not condemn the opener for the opportunity and said he once again intended to stay in the house instead of continuing one of the available free agents.
Severino said that he had no date of return to his mind, adding that he did not feel the pain of the shoulder, but he wanted to make sure he was perfectly healthy when he returned.