Yankees put OF Aaron Hicks on DL with muscle strain

Outfielder Billy McKinney has been recalled from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to take Hicks' spot on the roster.

Yankees center fielder Aaron Hicks has been placed on the 10-day disabled list with a right intercostal muscle strain, the team announced Friday.

Outfielder Billy McKinney has been recalled from the Yankees' Triple-A affiliate Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to take Hicks' spot on the roster. The transaction marks McKinney's first stint in the majors.

It's not clear how Hicks suffered the injury as he played the entirety of the Yankees' 6-1 win over the Blue Jays on Opening Day Thursday. He went 2-for-4 from the plate with two infield hits and two strikeouts, but didn't show clear signs of pain or discomfort.

The center fielder, who was limited to 88 games in 2017, dealt with oblique injuries last season. He was placed on the DL twice for right and left oblique strains.

Hicks will be eligible to return against the Red Sox on April 10 if he is healthy.