Hicks, who has a right elbow flexor strain and last played on Aug. 3, is among a group of players at the Yankees’ complex in Tampa who were not on the AL Division Series roster.
Hick said Tuesday he is “definitely ready to go out there and play.”
“For sure,” Hicks said. “That’s really what I’m getting ready for is to get back and play in the playoffs. Get back to playing baseball.”
Hicks is facing live pitching and throwing to bases.
“I’m pretty much doing everything,” Hicks said.
Hicks watched the Yankees’ series-clinching win with Rays catcher Travis d’Arnaud and his family at a restaurant in St. Petersburg.
“It’s the second time that they celebrated without me, so it’s one of those things that you just want to be part of it,” Hicks said. “It is tough.”
Others working out include outfielder Clint Frazier, first baseman Mike Ford, and pitchers Jordan Montgomery and Stephen Tarpley.
“I think all of us are ready to help if called upon,” Frazier said. “It’s obviously a situation that you’d rather be there, but if we’re called upon I think any one of us is ready to go up there and contribute.”
“It’s a unique situation, especially because it’s hard to break into the big leagues as it is,” Frazier added. “So, I think it’s one of those things when you finally do break in, it’s one of the best feelings that you can have. I’ve had that feeling for a little bit this year, and I’m searching for that feeling again. All I can do is continue to wait.”