Hicks hurt his back during batting practice March 1 and needed a pair of cortisone shots. He went 3 for 4 with two doubles and a homer for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Saturday, leaving him 3 for 18 in five minor league injury rehabilitation games. The RailRiders were rained out Sunday.
The 29-year-old centerfielder agreed to a $70 million, seven-year contract in February.
Acquired from Minnesota in November 2015, Hicks has been on the injured/disabled list in all seven of his big league seasons, 10 trips in all for hamstring strains (three times), oblique strains (twice), back, shoulder, forearm and intercostal strains, and a concussion.
Sanchez was hit hard on his catching helmet by Guillermo Heredia's backswing Saturday night in the eighth inning but stayed in the game.
''Was considering a DH day for him today but then felt like it was best to have him out of there,'' Yankees manager Aaron Boone said. ''Went through some testing last night. He came in this morning feeling good, so I think we're good to go there. Probably a good day to give him a day.''
Torres played Saturday, one day after getting hit by a pitch on the right elbow.
''Getting hit by that pitch the other night didn't affect him all swinging the bat,'' Boone said. ''Felt like he was a little sore throwing the ball from short yesterday. Getting with him last night, felt like it was a good day to give him a day.''
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