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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
Contract: view contract details

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Aaron Hicks started a third straight game Friday and went 2-for-5 with two RBI against the Angels.
Hicks played center field tonight with Danny Santana at shortstop. That's the arrangement that makes the most sense for the Twins the rest of the way, though they've been oddly insistent about using Santana in center. Hicks should be useful in AL-only leagues as long as he plays at least 3-4 times per week. Sep 6 - 12:47 AM

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Twins recalled OF Aaron Hicks from Triple-A Rochester.

Hicks was demoted back in late June after batting just .198/.338/.262 in 48 games, but he rebounded with a .286/.381/.438 line in the minors. That said, with Danny Santana entrenched in center field, his playing time figures to be limited.
Sep 2 - 10:07 PM

Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports that the Twins are "actively seeking a [Sam] Fuld-type player on [the] waiver wire."

In other words, a fourth-outfielder type that can field center effectively. The Twins, of course, relinquished Fuld himself when Oakland made Tommy Milone available on Thursday. Why are they seeking another center fielder, you ask? "[Aaron] Hicks still probably needs a stop at Rochester before returning," Berardino wrote. Don't forget about the former top prospect just yet: He's slashing .295/.397/.466 at Double-A and has taken off since he returned to switch-hitting in late June. You'll see Hicks back in Minnesota in September, regardless of moves made before then.
Aug 2 - 5:57 PM

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

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

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