Early in spring training 2.0 Aaron Hicks said there were times when the ball didn’t come out of his hand the way he wanted it to as he made throws. Fourteen games into a 60-game season, that remains an issue with the Yankees’ center fielder who had Tommy John surgery on his right elbow last fall.
Talking before the Yankees won the first game of Saturday’s doubleheader 8-4 over the Rays at Tropicana Field, Hicks, who was not in the starting lineup, was asked about his arm.
While he described it as “really good’’ Hicks said there are times when “every now and then it sucks.”
Asked to explain the latter remark, Hicks was clear.
“It doesn’t come out like I want it to. I’ll throw a bunch of balls and I would say 90 percent of them are coming pretty good and going exactly where I want them to go and coming out with really good [velocity] and then some it doesn’t want to cooperate with me,’’ Hicks said. “But I hear it is kind of one of those normal things recovering from Tommy John.’’
According to Hicks, an arm problem wasn’t the reason the switch-hitter was out of the lineup for Saturday’s first…