Yankees’ Aaron Hicks bounces back with two hits after outfield blunder

Here are some nuggets from Yankees’ spring training on Monday:

Playing the hits 

DJ LeMahieu picked up a pair of singles in the win.

On the first, he was thrown out on a close play trying to stretch it into a double, but the second single drove in a pair of runs. 

Aar’ ball 

Aaron Hicks dropped a fly ball to left field on the first batter of the game, a play that was reminiscent of some of his late-season struggles last season.

Aaron Hicks'
Aaron Hicks’ blunder is reminiscent of last year’s struggles.
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Aaron Hicks
Aaron Hicks bounced back after his error.

But unlike last year, he bounced right back, ripping a single and a double in his first two at-bats. 

Caught my eye

Willie Calhoun just continues to hit. The non-roster outfielder, who is trying to make a case for the left-field job, went 2-for-3 with two singles and is now hitting .571 (8-for-14) with a 1.482 OPS through six games. 

Tuesday’s schedule

The Yankees have their first off day since camp began.

source: nypost.com