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New York Yankees activate Hicks, designate Robinson for assignment

The New York Yankees announced prior to Thursday's series finale in Boston that they have reinstated outfielder Aaron Hicks from the 10-day disabled list and designated outfielder Shane Robinson for assignment.

Hicks started for the Yankees in center field on Opening Day, going 2-for-4, but he was placed on the disabled list on March 30 with a strained right intercostal muscle. Hicks sat out for 11 days before beginning a rehab assignment at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Monday, and he played two games with the RailRiders, going 2-for-6 with a walk.

Robinson, who signed a Minor-League deal this past winter, was added to the Yankees' roster prior to Tuesday's series opener in Boston, and played in each of the first two games of the series. He started in center field Tuesday, going 1-for-3 with a walk, and he entered Wednesday's game as a pinch-runner after Tyler Austin was ejected, walking and then stealing second base in his only plate appearance.

The 33-year-old began this season in Triple-A, going 2-for-8 with one walk, one RBI, one stolen base and one run scored in two games before being called up.