Aaron Boone said on Friday afternoon that the team had yet to finalize their ALCS roster, but there have been a couple of hints that suggest outfielder Aaron Hicks will indeed be included on the roster.
As the Yankees took the field at Minute Made Park for Friday's workout, MLB.com's Bryan Hoch noted that the group breakdown of the team's batting practice did not include Tyler Wade's name, though it did include both Hicks and Luke Voit.
George King of the New York Post also noted that Wade does not have a locker in the Yankees clubhouse in Houston.
Hicks was not a part of the ALDS roster when the Yankees swept the Twins, but the veteran was in Tampa Bay at the team's complex, preparing for a possible return to action in the ALCS.
"That's really what I'm getting ready for is to get back and play in the playoffs. Get back to playing baseball," Hicks told the AP earlier this week.
"I'm pretty much doing everything," he added.
Hicks has not suited up since Aug. 3 due to a right elbow flexor strain.
"Still working through it, actually," Boone said about setting the ALCS roster. "Obviously, watching last night's game, everyone was at home, so we did have a big roster meeting and talk through a lot of things yesterday for quite a while. Then obviously with the game last night and flying this morning, we'll kind of get together again and hope to nail it down here pretty soon but we have not made the final call."