Judge was a revelation to begin the regular season, to the extent he was building a case to be MVP. However, the right-handed slugger has struggled mightily in the second half of the year.
In 41 second-half games, Judge is batting .179 and slugging .352, down from .329 and .691, respectively, in the first half, per Baseball-Reference.com. He also set an MLB record by striking out at least once in 37 straight games.
The New York Post noted Judge has been icing his left shoulder after games but reported the rookie told the team it hasn't caused him any issues during games.
Hicks has played well this season after a disappointing first season in New York in 2016. He's batting .260 with 13 home runs and 48 RBI in 76 games and is a great defensive outfielder.
Still, Hicks doesn't boast Judge's power, and getting Judge back to his first-half self would be a significant boost to the Yankees as they look to return to the playoffs after missing out last year.