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32 Aaron Hicks CF
Height/Weight: 6-2/210 | Birthdate: 10/2/1989 | Birthplace: San Pedro, CA | Bats/Throws: S/R | Team: Minnesota | College: None | MLB Experience: 3 | Owned/Started%: 2/1 | Average Draft Position: 9999
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Twins' Aaron Hicks snaps home run drought


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(7/5/2015) Twins center fielder Aaron Hicks hit a solo home run in Sunday's loss to Kansas City.

Hicks snapped a 16-game home run drought with his his second homer of the year.

Hicks was 1 for his last 15 before the home run.  


Twins OF Aaron Hicks activated off DL and in lineup Friday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/3/2015) Outfielder Aaron Hicks has been activated off the disabled list by the Twins. He is in playing center field and batting ninth Friday night in Kansas City.

Hicks, who has been sidelined for three weeks with a forearm strain, returns with a mediocre slash line of .247/.293/.301.


Twins OF Aaron Hicks hitless in rehab debut on Friday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/27/2015) Serving as the designated hitter, Twins outfielder Aaron Hicks began his minor league rehab assignment with Triple-A Rochester on Friday. He went 0 for 4 on the evening, has he is working his way back from an elbow injury. 

There is currently no clear timetable for Hicks' return to the Twins' lineup.


Twins OF Aaron Hicks expected to start rehab on Friday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/24/2015) After taking batting practice on Tuesday, Twins outfielder Aaron Hicks reported no problems. Now, Hicks is expected to head out on a rehab assignment with Triple-A Rochester, starting on Friday, according to MLB.com. 

There is no clear timetable on his return, and he is not necessarily destined to return to the Major Leagues once he is deemed healthy.

"No decisions have been made as far as everything; he's just going down on a rehab assignment," Twins general manager Terry Ryan said Wednesday, per the Pioneer Press.

Hicks has been out for nearly two weeks with a forearm strain. He was struggling at the plate before his injury, hitting just .247 with three extra base hits in 28 games.


Twins OF Aaron Hicks takes BP on Tuesday; return unclear


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/23/2015) Twins outfielder Aaron Hicks, currently on the disabled list with right forearm strain, took batting practice on Tuesday. Hicks has been on the DL since June 13.

General manager Terry Ryan says he is not sure about a rehab assignment for Hicks, who is eligible to return on Sunday, according to the St. Paul Pioneer Press. His return to the club remains uncertain at this point.


GM happy with MRI results for Twins OF Aaron Hicks


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/21/2015) A day after expressing displeasure at the pace of the recovery of Twins outfielder Aaron Hicks, general manager Terry Ryan has reversed course. He told ESPN that an MRI on the strained right forearm showed "favorable" results.

Hicks, who is on the disabled list, has been sidelined since June 13. It's hoped he can return upon his eligibility to come off the DL.


Twins not happy with progress of Aaron Hicks' recovery


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/20/2015) Twins outfielder Aaron Hicks has been on the 15-day disabled list since June 14, suffering from a right forearm strain.

Nearly a week later, the Twins aren't happy with the progress Hicks has made in recovering from the injury.

General manager Terry Ryan said Hicks' rehab is "not going as fast as we'd like," per the Pioneer Press

Hicks played catch on Saturday, but he still hasn't had an MRI on the arm. 


Twins OF Aaron Hicks to DL with forearm injury


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(6/14/2015) Twins outfielder Aaron Hicks will head to the 15-day disabled list with a right forearm strain, according to MLB.com

"It bothered me to throw and to hit a little bit," Hicks said. "You can't help the team win with that."

Hicks tried to test the injury but was limited with what he could do. Hicks is hitting .247 with one home run and two RBI this season. 


Aaron Hicks scratched from Twins lineup after elbow issue


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/13/2015) Twins center fielder Aaron Hicks was a late scratch from the starting lineup. He'll be replaced by Shane Robinson.

Hicks was pulled from the lineup after he reported feeling something in his right elbow while hitting in the batting cage, per MLB.com.


Twins CF Aaron Hicks gets first home run of 2015 on Wednesday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/27/2015) Twins center fielder Aaron Hicks launched his first home run of the season in Wednesday's 6-4 win over the Red Sox. The two-run shot came in the fourth inning to give the Twins a three-run lead at the time.

"I was looking for something offspeed there," Hicks said of the homer, per MLB.com. "I was waiting for a changeup and got one high in the zone and didn't miss it."

His last home run came last year on April 24.


Twins shuffle Hicks, Escobar, Rosario on Wednesday with Vargas out


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/13/2015) The Twins gave slugger Kennys Vargas the night off Wednesday night against the Tigers, per MLB.com.

With Vargas out of the lineup for the second time since Sunday, the club moved Eddie Rosario to left field, Aaron Hicks to center and moved Eduardo Escobar to designated hitter.

Minnesota is considered an underdog (+121) against left-hander Kyle Lobstein and the Tigers. The current Twins roster is hitting .348 (8 for 23) against the Southpaw.


Twins' Aaron Hicks makes season debut Tuesday vs. Tigers


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/12/2015) After being recalled from Triple-A, Aaron Hicks is making his season debut for the Twins on Tuesday, as he is in the starting lineup, batting eighth and playing center field. The Twins are hoping Hicks' strong start at Rochester will carry over and provide the team with a spark as they continue to climb up the rankings in the AL Central.

Twins recall Aaron Hicks, deactivate Shane Robinson


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/12/2015) The Twins have recalled outfielder Aaron Hicks from Triple-A Rochester and placed outfielder Shane Robinson on the family emergency list, the team announced Tuesday.

Hicks managed just a .606 OPS in 467 at-bats with the Twins in the last two seasons but has hit .336/.415/.561 with two home runs, 14 RBI and two stolen bases in 107 at-bats this year.

Robinson has hit .315/.362/.333 with three stolen bases in 54 at-bats.


Report: Twins to promote CF Aaron Hicks


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(5/11/2015) The Twins plan to call up outfielder Aaron Hicks from Triple-A on Tuesday, reports NBC Sports.

Hicks is batting .330 with two home runs and four triples at Triple-A.


Twins opt to leave Aaron Hicks, Byron Buxton in minors


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/4/2015) With Twins outfielder Oswaldo Arcia (hip) going on the disabled list Monday, the team opted to promote outfield prospect Eddie Rosario from the minors to take his roster spot. Manager Paul Molitor said the team chose Rosario because it isn't going to be a long-term situation.

Molitor added the only other player considered for a promotion was Aaron Hicks. Molitor made it a point to say top prospect Byron Buxton was not in the conversation.

Hicks is batting .289 with two home runs, three triples, five doubles and 13 RBI in 21 games at Triple-A. He also has 15 runs, 12 walks and 15 strikeouts.

Buxton is batting .287 with two home runs, three doubles, five triples and 12 RBI in 22 games at Double-A.


Aaron Hicks among four players trimmed from Twins' camp


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/28/2015) Twins outfielder Aaron Hicks was among the four players trimmed from Minnesota's big-league camp on Saturday, according to MLB.com. THe 25-year-old Hicks struggled to make an impact at the plate this spring, batting .206 (7 for 34) with two RBI in 13 Grapefruit League games.

Thar's what I want to become. I don't want to be a Triple-A player. I want to be in the big leagues," Hicks said, per the Pioneer Press.  "I'm starting to understand this game at the big league level."

Eddie Rosario and Trevor May were optioned to Triple-A Rochester, while Mark Hamburger was reassigned down to minor-league camp.


Twins' Molitor not yet ready to name starting center fielder


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/19/2015) Twins manager Paul Molitor said Thursday the team is not ready to make a decision yet on who will be the starting center fielder, per the Pioneer Press.

Jordan Schafer, Aaron Hicks, Shane Robinson and Eddie Rosario are considered the leading candidates for the job, but Molitor indicated Thursday that Rosario and Hicks would have to play regularly to stay in the majors.

"I haven't made up my mind on how that's going to play," Molitor said. "Aaron (Hicks) knows that. I think (Jordan) Schafer and (Shane) Robinson and Eddie all know. They're out there playing. They have reason and motivation to play as well as they can. We don't have to make a decision yet. We've got a little time."


Twins OF Aaron Hicks on mental errors: 'I've got to be better'


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/11/2015) Twins outfielder Aaron Hicks took full responsibilities for his mental errors on the base paths in recent spring games, per the St. Paul Pioneer Press.

Hicks was picked off by the catcher at second base two days ago. On Tuesday, Hicks was at first with two outs before Eddie Nunez hit a fly ball to right field. Hicks showed little effort running to second base, which left manager Paul Molitor upset.

"It was my mistake, that's what it comes down to," Hicks said. "It was my mistake and I've got to be better."


Twins OF Torii Hunter plans to mentor Aaron Hicks, Byron Buxton


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/29/2015) Twins veteran right fielder Torii Hunter said one of his goals this season will be to mentor outfielder Aaron Hicks and top outfield prospect Byron Buxton, per MLB.com.

"I know Hicks can play, but with Buxton -- I haven't seen video or seen him play, but every word I hear is good about him," Hunter said. "I definitely think when we get to spring training we'll sit down and I'll work out with them and evaluate what they're doing right and what they're doing wrong."

Hicks said he will lean on Hunter this spring, as he competes with Jordan Schafer for the starting job in center field.

"I'll be all in his ear the whole time," Hicks said. "He might get annoyed I'll be in his ear so much. He's definitely a guy I'm going to go to.

"I believe that I have the ability to play center field here for a long time. I've just got to go out there and show people that I can be the center fielder that everybody wants me to be and also that I want myself to be."


Aaron Hicks returns from brief respite


by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(9/22/2014) Aaron Hicks was in the Twins' starting lineup for Monday's game against the Diamondbacks. He missed the previous two games with a sore back.

The Twins apparently had no hard feelings toward him after he showed up just two hours before game time Sunday. According the St. Paul Pioneer Press, injured players typically arrive early to receive treatment.

"The manager will handle that," general manager Terry Ryan said in regard to discipline. "If they wanted him in there earlier, then he will have to face the consequences."


Aaron Hicks scratched with sore back


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/20/2014) Twins outfielder Aaron Hicks has been scratched from Saturday's game due to a sore back.

Hicks was set to play left field, but will be replaced. He also had back issues back in May. Hicks is hitting .209 over 163 at-bats. 


Twins announce September callups


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/1/2014) The Twins announced their September callups on Monday. The following players will be promoted from the minors: Aaron Hicks, Josmil Pinto, Chris Herrmann, Doug Bernier, Lester Oliveros, Logan Darnell, Michael Tonkin and A.J. Achter.

Aaron Hicks added to roster at Triple-A


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/5/2014) Twins outfielder Aaron Hicks was promoted from Double-A New Britain to Triple-A Rochester Tuesday. Hicks is expected to see playing time at all three outfield positions.

Twins not yet ready to recall Aaron Hicks


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/4/2014) Twins outfielder Aaron Hicks has performed fairly well since the start of July for Double-A New Britain. He hit .347 with a .427 on-base percentage, .554 slugging percentage and .982 OPS in 28 games last month.

Despite Hicks' recent success and the need for an outfielder since the trade of Sam Fuld, Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said he's not ready to bring Hicks back to the majors.

"What we needed was somebody to step up, and we believe Hicksy is going to step up," Gardenhire said, per The Pioneer Press. "We believe that's going to happen. It just hasn't happened yet. I know he's dominating Double-A now. He's doing great.

"My preference is get (him) to Triple-A and see what happens there and see if he can dominate that with some veteran pitchers, some guys that spin the ball a little bit better than they do in Double-A. Get him to Triple-A and let's see how he does there. Then you bring him up here. I think he still has to go there and prove that he can play there."


Aaron Hicks activated from disabled list, optioned


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(6/25/2014) Twins outfielder Aaron Hicks has been activated from the disabled list Wednesday. 

Hicks won't immediately join the major-league club. He'll be sent to Double-A New Britian. Hicks recently decided to go back to switch-hitting, and could need some time getting used to taking at-bats from both sides of the plate again.