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Aaron Hicks is an outfield prospect for the Minnesota Twins who may have just officially changed his adjective description from prospect to “rookie”. Going into the 2013 season Hicks was rated the 98th best prospect in baseball by mlb.com, but a strong spring campaign and a weak level of competition for the job may have just vaulted the 23 year old to “The Show” as the starting center fielder at Target Field. Hicks is mashing it in Grapefruit League play this spring. In 38 at bats he has 7 extra-base hits including 4 homeruns and 13 RBI while hitting .342, and carrying an OPS of 1.087. Now we all know spring training stats are often considered negligible and not the best crystal ball for that player’s upcoming season, but any way you slice it, it helps people win jobs in the end, and that appears to be the case here with Hicks.
Hicks has demonstrated consistent levels of play as he has moved through the Twins farm system. For example, fangraphs.com shows us ...
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Many Twins fans were hoping Kyle Gibson would be the team's fifth starting pitcher this year. Turns out they'll have to wait for his big-league debut.
Gibson was reassigned to Triple-A Rochester on Thursday as one of a handful of cuts made by Minnesota. The 25-year-old right-hander, who missed most of 2012 after having Tommy John surgery, posted a 10.50 ERA in three Grapefruit...
By DAVID DORSEY
Special to FOXSportsNorth.com
FORT MYERS, Fla. Aaron Hicks appears next in line to assume the Minnesota Twins center field position, a spot that has been held on Opening Day by just eight men in the past 27 years.
Hicks, 23, hopes to fall more in line with Hall of Famer Kirby Puckett, who eight times started in center between 1985 and 1995, and Torii Hunter, who...
Minnesota Twins right-hander Kyle Gibson will begin his comeback season from Tommy John surgery in the minors.
The Twins optioned Gibson to Triple-A Rochester on Thursday.
The former first-round draft pick was considered among the favorites to make the Twins rotation to start the season. But he struggled with his command in four spring training outings. Gibson gave up eight runs...
Mike Pelfrey is feeling good about his accelerated rehabilitation from reconstructive elbow surgery. Now, he needs to get the results he wants.
Pelfrey gave up five runs in his fourth spring training outing, and the Minnesota Twins lost to the Boston Red Sox 7-3 Thursday.
The big right-hander, who signed a one-year, $4-million contract with the Twins after five full big league...
Cole De Vries knows he's pitching for a job.
Trying to earn a spot in Minnesota's rotation, De Vries gave up one run and three hits in three innings Saturday during the Twins' 2-1 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates.
''I'm going out there every day and competing like one of those spots is mine to lose, and go out there and attack as much as I can,''...
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) -- Mike Pelfrey gave up five runs in two innings as he tries to accelerate his return from Tommy John surgery, and the Minnesota Twins lost to the Boston Red Sox 7-3 Thursday.
Pelfrey had the elbow-reconstruction operation May 1 while with the Mets last season. Typical recuperation takes about year but he has pushed his rehab to be ready for opening day. He...
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) -- Brian Matusz pitched four hitless innings and retired his first 11 batters before a walk in the Baltimore Orioles' 9-4 win over the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday night.
After a season that saw him sent to the minors and then return as a reliable reliever, the left-hander is trying to earn a rotation spot with the Orioles. He struck out seven.
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The Twins have optioned Kyle Gibson to the minors, which means the Twins think there are 5 better pitchers than him in camp right now. Troubling.
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