Originally written on Fox Sports North  |  Last updated 11/9/14
MINNEAPOLIS When Aaron Hicks heard the news that Minnesota center fielder Denard Span had been traded to Washington, he was sad to see his friend and mentor leave the Twins organization. At the same time, he also saw an opportunity especially as fellow outfielder Ben Revere was traded not long after.As Minnesota dealt away its two center fielders this offseason to acquire pitching, the Twins did so fully knowing that the organization has perhaps more depth in the outfield than any other position. That includes the 23-year-old Hicks, the team's first-round pick back in 2008.This spring will be a big one for Hicks, who spent 2012 in Double-A New Britain and has yet to play any higher during his five years with the Twins' organization. But as Minnesota looks to fill the center field role, Hicks knows it's a job that could be his when the season starts."All the talk has been about a spot being open," Hicks said this weekend at TwinsFest. "For me, I'm going to try to go there and just ...
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