Found June 11, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
PLAYERS: Aaron Hicks
TEAMS: Minnesota Twins
The Minnesota Twins have placed center fielder Aaron Hicks on the 15-day disabled list with a strained hamstring, according to Phil Miller of The Star Tribune. Hicks exited Sunday's game during a rain delay after injuring his hamstring while attempting to leg out an infield base hit. After attempting to test the hamstring and play through the discomfort, the Twins opted to remove him from the contest. “I was just trying to get out there and continue playing the game, trying to stay on the field,” Hicks said. But when the game was delayed, he mentioned that his hamstring hurt, “and they said, ‘Go ice it.’ ” The injury has since been deemed severe enough to require two weeks off. It's yet to be determined if Hicks will need additional time to recover from the ailment, as hamstrings have been known to linger if not properly treated. Prior to hitting the DL, Hicks was off to a slow start with the Twins. The 23-year-old rookie was hitting .179/.249/.326 with six doubles, two triples and six home runs over 211 plate appearances. To replace Hicks on the roster, the Twins recalled Oswaldo Arcia from Triple-A. Clete Thomas is expected to see a majority of the playing time in center while Hicks is on the DL. The Twins are also without backup center fielder Wilkin Ramirez, who's on the disabled list with concussion-related symptoms. Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?
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