Brian Cashman now expects Aaron Hicks to start in left field for the New York Yankees this upcoming season.

The club's efforts to upgrade in left haven't resulted in much movement.

"I suspect he will be the guy that emerges, because he's still really talented, and everything's there," Cashman told MLB Network Radio on SiriusXM. "Hopefully, we get the Aaron Hicks that we know is in there back as a consistent player for us."

Hicks had a rough 2022 campaign, hitting .216/.330/.313 with eight home runs and 40 RBIs. His season ended with a left knee injury in Game 5 of the American League Division Series.