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Aaron Hicks | Outfielder

Team: Minnesota Twins
Age / DOB:  (25) / 10/2/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Twins optioned OF Aaron Hicks to Triple-A Rochester.
Once again, Hicks had an opportunity to seize the team's starting job in center field with a strong spring, but hit just .206/.300/.324 with a 9/5 K/BB ratio in 34 spring at-bats. It appears as though Jordan Schafer will function as the team's starting center fielder to begin the season. Mar 28 - 9:12 AM

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Aaron Hicks went 0-for-3 with a strikeout Friday and misplayed a ball in center field.

Barring a very surprising reversal putting Danny Santana back in the outfield, the Twins lack a quality alternative to Hicks in center field. Still, they might opt to go to Jordan Schafer if they get frustrated enough. Hicks started off hot this spring, but he's in a 2-for-22 slump, leaving him with a .206/.300/.324 line this spring.
Mar 27 - 5:14 PM

Aaron Hicks went 0-for-3 on Friday and is 1-for-11 in his last four games.

Hicks got off to a 5-for-12 start this week, but he's cooled off over the last week. The Twins probably wish they had more competition for Hicks in center field, but there isn't really anyone to start over him, not unless they reverse course and move Danny Santana back to center.
Mar 20 - 3:53 PM

Aaron Hicks went 2-for-2 with a walk from the ninth spot in the order Thursday in the Twins' 7-6 win over the Marlins.

The Twins still seem committed to Danny Salazar at shortstop, so Hicks has a pretty good shot of claiming the starting job in center for the third straight spring. Maybe this time he'll finally hold on to it.
Mar 12 - 4:51 PM

Aaron Hicks was released earlier this month from his Venezuelan Winter League team.

Hicks postponed his wedding to play for Bravos de Margarita, but the club cut him loose amid a 2-for-21 slump. It's silly to put too much stock into this minor failure, but Hicks is a .201/.293/.313 career hitter in the major leagues and is looking less and less like a viable long-term contributor for the Twins.
Thu, Nov 13, 2014 10:47:00 AM

Aaron Hicks had a double and a terrific catch in center field Sunday in the loss to the Tigers.

Hicks went hard into the wall to deny Miguel Cabrera an RBI double in the eighth inning today. It was a nice finish for a guy who was initially being treated as a part-time left fielder and right fielder at the beginning of the spring. He didn't really get his chance in center until the last week, when the Twins put Danny Santana at shortstop. How Hicks figures into the Twins' plans next year will hinge on what the team decides about Santana. If Santana is a shortstop, Hicks will probably get a chance to win the center field job.
Sun, Sep 28, 2014 04:27:00 PM

Aaron Hicks went 2-for-4 with an RBI single and a run scored in Tuesday's win over the Diamondbacks.

Hicks hit the RBI single off Diamondbacks starter Andrew Chafin in the fourth inning, his 18th RBI of the season. The multi-hit game was just his eighth such game this year, as it's been a season to forget for the outfielder. Still just 24, Hicks has time to carve out a role with the Twins next year.
Tue, Sep 23, 2014 11:47:00 PM

Aaron Hicks returned to the Twins' lineup Monday.

Hicks missed the last two games due to back stiffness. The young outfielder has hit .243/.317/.297 in 14 games this month.
Mon, Sep 22, 2014 08:53:00 PM

Aaron Hicks was scratched from Saturday's lineup because of back stiffness.

Eduardo Nunez took his spot in left field against the Indians. Hicks is day-to-day.
Sat, Sep 20, 2014 07:54:00 PM

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.
Sat, Sep 6, 2014 12:47:00 AM

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.
Tue, Sep 2, 2014 10:07:00 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.
Sat, Aug 2, 2014 05:57:00 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.
Wed, Jun 25, 2014 01:07:00 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.
Sun, Jun 22, 2014 10:01:00 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.
Tue, Jun 17, 2014 05:19:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Kurt Suzuki
2Chris Herrmann
1B1Joe Mauer
2B1Brian Dozier
SS1Danny Santana
2Eduardo Escobar
3B1Trevor Plouffe
2Eduardo Nunez
LF1Oswaldo Arcia
CF1Jordan Schafer
RF1Torii Hunter
2Shane Robinson
DH1Kennys Vargas
Starting Pitcher
S1Phil Hughes
2Ervin Santana
3Ricky Nolasco
4Kyle Gibson
5Tommy Milone
6Mike Pelfrey
Relief Pitcher
R1Glen Perkins
2Casey Fien
3Brian Duensing
4Tim Stauffer
5Blaine Boyer
6Mike Pelfrey
7J.R. Graham
8Aaron Thompson
9Caleb Thielbar