Fantasy Baseball: Reds' Billy Hamilton out with finger injury; other injury news

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Aaron Hicks, Minnesota Twins

May 1, 2014; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Twins center fielder Aaron Hicks (32) jumps into the wall in the sixth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers of game two of a double header at Target Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

Hicks was removed from Thursday night’s game against the Dodgers with concussion-like symptoms after crashing into the wall in pursuit of a Scott Van Slyke triple in the sixth inning.

If he fails to pass a battery of concussion tests administered by team doctors, he would be required to spend at least a week on baseball’s seven-day concussion disabled list.

Hicks went 0-for-4 with a walk and two strikeouts Thursday. His batting average fell to .178 through 73 at-bats, and he has lost playing time over the past week to veteran outfielder Sam Fuld.

Michael Pineda, New York Yankees

Pineda is expected to be out of action for three or four weeks with an upper back injury.

He has been instructed to rest for 10 days, and he will be replaced by David Phelps in the rotation.

Melky Cabrera, Toronto Blue Jays

After sustaining a left shin contusion after being hit by a Danny Duffy pitch on Wednesday in Kansas City, Cabrera is expected to be ready to go for Toronto when they begin their three-game series in Pittsburgh beginning on Friday.

X-rays were negative, but Cabrera was held out of the lineup on Thursday.

Hisashi Iwakuma, Seattle Mariners

Iwakuma is scheduled to make his first start of the season Saturday night in Houston.

He suffered a strained tendon in the middle finger of his throwing hand during an offseason workout and was shut down for the first six weeks of spring training, not allowed to even throw a baseball.

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