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Aaron Hicks | Outfielder

Team: Minnesota Twins
Age / DOB:  (24) / 10/2/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 190
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Twins activated OF Aaron Hicks from the 15-day disabled list; optioned him to Double-A New Britain.
Hicks' shoulder injury kept him from being sent down earlier, so it's no surprise that he's been assigned to the minors now that he's healthy. The fact that he was sent to Double-A is probably just because he was already rehabbing there. He should be up to Triple-A Rochester shortly. Hicks is hitting only .198/.338/.262 this season with the big club. Jun 25 - 1:07 PM

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Aaron Hicks (shoulder) batted left-handed during a rehab game with Double-A New Britain on Saturday.

Hicks said last month that he was done switch-hitting and would focus on batting only from the right side of the plate, but apparently he's had a change of heart. The 24-year-old has hit just .180/.262/.281 versus righties in his career compared to a .238/.350/.416 line against lefties. However, he's hit only .173/.299/.222 against righties while batting right-handed.
Jun 22 - 10:01 AM

Aaron Hicks (shoulder) is scheduled to begin a rehab assignment Wednesday with Double-A New Britain.

Hicks should be ready to return early next week. He's been out since June 8 with a shoulder strain.
Jun 17 - 5:19 PM

Twins placed OF Aaron Hicks on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to June 8, with a right shoulder strain.

Hicks hurt the shoulder nearly a week ago and is finally being placed on the DL. An MRI revealed no structural damage, but it's not clear at this point how long he'll be sidelined. The ailment likely kept him from getting optioned to Triple-A Rochester. He seems likely to be sent there once healthy.
Jun 13 - 3:46 PM

Aaron Hicks is headed back to Minneapolis for an exam on his sore shoulder.

Hicks injured his shoulder on a diving catch Saturday and hasn't played since. He currently has a rough .198/.338/.262 batting line on the season. A retroactive stint on the 15-day disabled list is probably coming.
Jun 11 - 4:12 PM

Aaron Hicks (shoulder) may have to be placed on the 15-day disabled list.

Hicks tweaked his shoulder while making a diving catch on Saturday and hasn't played since. He acknowledged to reporters Tuesday that he's having trouble throwing. Look for the Twins to make a decision on Wednesday.
Jun 10 - 5:06 PM

Aaron Hicks is currently nursing a minor shoulder injury.

Hicks tweaked his shoulder while making a diving catch to end Saturday's game. The injury is affecting his throwing, so the Twins are going to take it easy with him. Consider him day-to-day.
Jun 9 - 5:59 PM

The Twins are expected to option Aaron Hicks to Triple-A Rochester soon.

Not only is Hicks batting just .190 over 43 games, he also recently scrapped switch-hitting and will only bat right-handed from now on. The Twins would like him to gain some comfortability batting righty versus a right-handed pitcher, and they realize the best way to do that probably isn't in the majors. Sam Fuld (concussion) could return soon, but the Twins are also looking for center field help from outside the organization.
Jun 4 - 8:53 AM

Aaron Hicks is in the starting lineup Saturday for the first time since being scratched Wednesday with lower back stiffness.

Hicks pinch-ran Thursday and got three plate appearances off the bench after Danny Santana was hurt last night. Besides the stiff back, the Twins have decided to go slowly with him since he decided to give up switch-hitting. He'll hit right-handed against Masahiro Tanaka today, which should be fun.
May 31 - 11:03 AM

Aaron Hicks was used as a pinch-runner in Thursday's game versus the Rangers.

Hicks didn't start either of the last two days in part because of back stiffness, but also because the Twins are giving him more time to work as a right-handed hitter before throwing him into games against right-handed pitchers. Danny Santana started in center today.
May 29 - 5:07 PM

Aaron Hicks was a late scratch from Wednesday's lineup due to a stiff lower back.

Hicks will be evaluated by Twins doctors Wednesday night. Danny Santana took his place in center field in the lineup on Wednesday.
May 28 - 6:11 PM

Aaron Hicks said Monday that he's done switch-hitting.

Hicks has been awful from the left side of the plate at the major league level and will bat strictly right-handed going forward. The 24-year-old former first-round pick owns a hideous .191/.280/.314 overall career line. This decision should help improve that somewhat, but he remains a poor fantasy option outside deep AL-only leagues.
May 26 - 12:00 PM

Twins activated OF Aaron Hicks from the 7-day concussion disabled list.

Hicks spent the minimum amount of time on the DL. The Twins had been considering sending him out on a short rehab assignment, but they've decided to just throw him back into the fire.
May 9 - 2:48 PM

Aaron Hicks (concussion) could be sent to Triple-A Rochester to get some at-bats before returning to the Twins.

Hicks has been increasing his activity in recent days and hasn't had any setbacks, but the Twins might prefer to ease him into game action in the minors. He's eligible to be activated from the DL on Friday.
May 7 - 9:10 AM

Aaron Hicks (concussion) played catch and did some light hitting on Monday.

It's certainly an encouraging sign. Hicks left last Thursday's game with a concussion but has obviously made some progress. It's too soon to tell whether he'll be ready for activation on Friday, the first day he's eligible.
May 5 - 8:58 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Kurt Suzuki
2Eric Fryer
1B1Joe Mauer
2Chris Colabello
2B1Brian Dozier
SS1Danny Santana
2Eduardo Escobar
3Jorge Polanco
3B1Trevor Plouffe
2Eduardo Nunez
LF1Josh Willingham
CF1Sam Fuld
RF1Oswaldo Arcia
2Chris Parmelee
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PosRoleName
S1Ricky Nolasco
2Phil Hughes
3Kevin Correia
4Kyle Gibson
5Yohan Pino
6Mike Pelfrey
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Glen Perkins
2Jared Burton
3Casey Fien
4Brian Duensing
5Anthony Swarzak
6Caleb Thielbar
7Ryan Pressly
8Samuel Deduno