Boone says he isn't worried about Tulowitzki's plate numbers

New York Yankees' Troy Tulowitzki celebrates in the dugout after hitting a solo home run in the first inning during a spring training baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays, Monday, Feb. 25, 2019, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Troy Tulowitzki is doing just fine, New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone says, despite his slow start at the plate

TAMPA, Fla. — Troy Tulowitzki is doing just fine, New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone says, despite his slow start at the plate.

Tulowitzki was hitless in three at-bats in a 6-5 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday. The five-time All-Star, who has not played in the major leagues since July 2017, is hitting just .176 (3 for 17) in seven games.

"I'm seeing enough encouraging things out of him," Boone said. "He needs reps now is all."

Tulowitzki missed last season because of surgery on April 2 for bone spurs in his right and left heels. He was released by the Toronto Blue Jays on Dec. 14, then signed with the Yankees on Jan. 4.

Tulowitzki homered on his first at-bat with the Yankees against his old team on Feb. 25. He is replacing Didi Gregorius, who is out until summer following Tommy John surgery.

Center fielder Aaron Hicks, who has been out since experiencing lower back soreness during batting practice March 1, ran, played catch and swung a bat.

"Hopefully on the upswing," Boone said.

Hicks will be evaluated by team doctors Monday.

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