The 2019 season ended in heartbreak for the New York Yankees as Jose Altuve crushed a walk-off home run off Aroldis Chapman. With the offseason in effect for the 27-time champs, general manager Brian Cashman issued a few injury updates.
Even though Aaron Hicks managed to avoid Tommy John surgery during the season, the versatile outfielder will have to go under the knife later this month.
Hicks returned for the postseason and even helped lift the Yankees to a win in Game 5 of the ALCS. However, Cashman announced that his center fielder will have to undergo Tommy John surgery on Oct. 30.
Cashman also announced that Masahiro Tanaka had arthroscopic surgery to remove a bone spur in his pitching elbow. He should be ready for baseball in the spring.
Another player that battled injuries this year for the Yankees is Luke Voit. It turns out that he underwent surgery to address core muscle injuries.
Similar to Tanaka, the Yankees expect Voit back for spring training.
Cashman also added that Giancarlo Stanton dealt with a quad strain in the postseason. It's an injury that should go away fairly soon.
New York has made postseason runs in three-straight seasons, but the historic franchise hasn't finished the deal. We'll see if Cashman makes a couple of splashy moves in the offseason to help bring another World Series to the Bronx.