Yankees manager Aaron Boone told reporters Hicks won't be able to throw for at least two more weeks:
"Because of where the flexor strain is, being close to the (ulnar collateral ligament), we just don't want to risk anything so we're going to make sure it's completely healed up and probably after another couple weeks he should be good to go. But everything is doing well, he feels really good. All encouraging. But it's going to be another couple of weeks from today."
Hicks hasn't appeared in a game since New York's Aug. 3 win over the Boston Red Sox. The Yankees placed him on the 10-day injured list the following day when he complained about pain in his elbow after making a throw to third base.
Based on a potential two-week time frame for Hicks to resume throwing, he could go out on a rehab assignment in the minors before the regular season ends Sept. 2.
In Hicks' absence, Boone has used Brett Gardner in center field.
Hicks, 29, didn't make his 2019 debut until May 15 because of a strained back he suffered during spring training. He is hitting .235/.325/.443 with 12 homers and 36 RBI in 59 games.