Twins Injury Update: Aaron Hicks activated, optioned to Double-A

The Minnesota Twins have activated starting center fielder Aaron Hicks from the 15-day disabled list and optioned him to Double-A New Britain, reports Mike Berardino of the St.Paul Pioneer Press. Whoa. #mntwins activated Aaron Hicks off DL and optioned him to New Britain.— Mike Berardino (@MikeBerardino) June 25, 2014By Keith Allison from Owings Mills, USA (Aaron Hicks) [CC...
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June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins Wednesday: Hicks activated, optioned to Double-A

Aaron Hicks' roller coaster season continues. The Minnesota Twins activated Hicks (shoulder) from the 15-day disabled list and optioned him to Double-A New Britain, where he had been on his rehab assignment. Minnesota could have reinstated him on the 25-man roster or sent him to Triple-A Rochester, but the fact that he was sent to Double-A is a telling sign. Hicks batted just...
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June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins Injury Update: Aaron Hicks begins rehab Wednesday

The Minnesota Twins fell to the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday by the score of 2-1. Chris Parmelee provided the offense for the Twins with three hits, including a home run. The loss was the fifth straight for the Twins, who fell to 32-38, last in the American League Central. The Twins have been in the middle of the pack in runs scored and near the bottom in the league in team ERA...
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June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins Injury Update: Aaron Hicks hits DL

After I reported that Aaron Hicks could hit the disabled list soon, he has officially been placed on the 15-day disabled list, due to a shoulder injury, according to Aaron Gleeman of Hardball Talk.#450239456 / gettyimages.comHicks hasn’t played much since giving up switch-hitting to become just a right-handed hitter two weeks ago. He was batting .145 as a left hander and .286...
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June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins make moves: Fryer, Fuld back; Hicks to DL

Two days after optioning catcher Josmil Pinto to Triple-A Rochester, the Minnesota Twins added a backup catcher to take his place. The Twins announced Friday that they've recalled catcher Eric Fryer from Rochester. He'll be the backup to Kurt Suzuki and will join Minnesota in Detroit in time for Friday's game. Additionally, outfielder Aaron Hicks was placed on the 15...
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June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins Injury Update: Aaron Hicks may hit DL today with shoulder issue

Twins center fielder Aaron Hicks missed a third straight game Tuesday with a sore right shoulder and could be headed back to Minnesota to be examined by the team’s medical staff, according to Mike Berardino of Twin Cities.com. #450239456 / gettyimages.com“It still bothers him,” Gardenhire said after Hicks tried playing catch Tuesday. “We’re going to have to figure this...
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June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins Rumors: Minnesota seeking stopgap CF

As La Velle Neal reports, "the Twins have been checking around the league for center field help."Suffice it to say, the Twins haven't gotten much hitting from their center fielders.From FangraphsWith Aaron Hicks in limbo and needing to learn to read right-handed pitchers from his now right-handed only batting approach. Prospect phenom Byron Buxton's injured left...
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June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins: Patterns among injuries?

After missing the past couple of months due to injury, Josh Willingham and Oswaldo Arcia have returned to the Minnesota Twins lineup and have provided power that the team very much needs. With Sam Fuld still on the disabled list with concussion-like symptoms and Daniel Santana out with an eye laceration, there is one question that I have come to consider: could there be a pattern...
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June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Weight has been lifted off Hicks' shoulders

MINNEAPOLIS -- It wound up getting lost in the shuffle of the crazy ending to Minnesota's 4-3 win Tuesday, but Aaron Hicks' home run-robbing catch in center field wound up being even bigger than it seemed at the time. The Texas Rangers had runners on second and third and one out in the top of the second inning when designated hitter Donnie Murphy sent a deep drive to straightaway...
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May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Aaron Hicks robs Donnie Murphy of home run with tremendous catch (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes. Minnesota Twins center fielder Aaron Hicks recently decided to stop switch-hitting due to a lack of confidence from the left side of the plate. Defense is an area Hicks can generally be counted on to help in, as the 24-year has made a few highlight worthy plays since becoming […]
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May 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins Monday: Hicks will ditch left-handed swing

MINNEAPOLIS -- As he continues to struggle at the plate, Twins center fielder Aaron Hicks has decided to make a change and ditch his left-handed swing. The former switch hitter will now focus solely on hitting right-handed in an effort to regain his confidence on offense. Manager Ron Gardenhire announced the news before Monday's game against Texas. The 24-year-old Hicks is batting...
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May 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Aaron Hicks will stop switch-hitting due to lack of confidence as lefty

Twins center fielder and former top prospect Aaron Hicks has decided to stop switch-hitting due to confidence issues. From the sound of it, he made the decision on his own and without any prompting from the team. Hicks, 24, is a career .191/.280/.314 (66 OPS+) hitter in 445 plate appearances over the past two seasons. During that time he has hit .179/.261/.285 against right-handed...
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May 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Hicks drives in winning run in Twins 4-3 win over Boston

A day after the Twins called out center fielder Aaron Hicks, he delivered. Hicks’ two-out, RBI single in the 10th gave the Twins their second walk off this season in a 4-3 victory over the Red Sox at Target Field on Thursday. Both walk offs occurred in this three-game series against the defending champions. Catcher Kurt Suzuki recorded his third hit in the game on a one-out double...
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May 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Critical hit: Hicks delivers game-winner day after scolding

MINNEAPOLIS -- It was the textbook definition of redemption. The Twins' coaching staff and front office blasted struggling outfielder Aaron Hicks on Wednesday for his lack of preparation before games. Hicks was criticized for coming to the ballpark and not knowing who the opposing pitcher was before looking at the lineup card. The comments came one day after Hicks and manager...
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May 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins Tuesday: Pressure mounting for Hicks

MINNEAPOLIS -- Aaron Hicks is struggling at the plate. So much so that Twins manager Ron Gardenhire started a shortstop in center field for Tuesday's game against Boston instead of Hicks. Coming into this week's three-game series against the Red Sox, Hicks was batting just .160 in 27 games with the Twins. His problems on offense meant that he was out of the lineup Tuesday...
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May 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins Injury Updates: Aaron Hicks, Oswaldo Arcia

The Minnesota Twins (15-18) activated center fielder Aaron Hicks from the 7-day concussion list for tonight's game against the Detroit Tigers (20-10).  Hicks was injured in a collision with the outfield wall on May 1. In the interim, Sam Fuld, claimed off waivers from the A’s, took Hicks' place. The Twins also brought right fielder Chris Parmelee back from Triple...
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May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins call up Parmelee, activate Hicks from DL

Help is on the way for Minnesota's depleted lineup. The Twins announced Friday that they have activated outfielder Aaron Hicks from the seven-day concussion disabled list. Additionally, Minnesota selected the contract of outfielder Chris Parmelee and recalled him from Triple-A Rochester. The moves give the Twins two additional outfielders one day after infielder Eduardo Escobar...
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May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins Injury Updates: Josh Willingham, Aaron Hicks, Mike Pelfrey, Eduardo Nunez, Oswaldo Arcia

The Minnesota Twins continue their four-game series with division rival Cleveland tonight.  Both teams have won a game so far with the Twins leading the season series three to two.  The Twins have been one of the more harder hit teams when it comes to injuries including many to key players.  We have updates for five of those players today.  All references thanks to the reporting...
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May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins put Hicks on DL, recall LHP Darnell

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Twins have had a bad stretch of luck when it comes to concussions. Outfielder Aaron Hicks is the latest example. Hicks was placed on the 7-day concussion disabled list Friday with concussion-like symptoms. He was injured Thursday night against the Los Angeles Dodgers when he slammed into the wall in center field while trying to make a catch. Hicks eventually...
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May 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins' Aaron Hicks leaves game after collision

Minnesota Twins center fielder Aaron Hicks left last night's game with the Los Angeles Dodgers in the seventh inning, after colliding with the wall on an attempted catch (video here) in the sixth inning, reports  Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com. His teammate, outfielder Chris Herrmann, said, "he kind of seemed a little lost for a minute. He was just kind of spaced out and...
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May 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Listen to the Sound Twins OF Aaron Hicks Makes When he Whacks in to the Outfield Wall

Minnesota Twins centerfielder Aaron Hicks is not getting it done at the plate so if the youngster is going to stick with the club he is going to have to get it done playing defense. Thursday night against the Dodgers he sold out so hard going after a deep fly ball that he whacked in to the centerfield wall so hard that--Well, you just have to listen.Ouch!Man--my head hurt just from...
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May 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Big blast helps Hicks' confidence

One good swing of the bat doesn't necessarily snap a player out of a slump, but a big hit Thursday could help boost Aaron Hicks' confidence early in the season. Minnesota's center fielder entered Thursday's series finale against Tampa Bay batting just .175 with four RBI through 20 games. He had played in all 20 of the Twins' games, including 19 starts, but had...
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April 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Solid offense leads Twins past Rays in matinee

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Aaron Hicks hit a three-run homer, Kurt Suzuki drove in three runs, and the Minnesota Twins beat the Tampa Bay Rays 9-7 Thursday. Sam Fuld had a pair of run-scoring doubles for the Twins, who won two of three for their first road series win against the Rays since Sept. 4-6, 2006. Minnesota manager Ron Gardenhire moved past Chuck Dressen into sole possession...
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April 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins' Hicks looks to go on offensive in making club

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- For most players, their rookie season is typically a memorable one. Twins center fielder Aaron Hicks would prefer to put his rookie year in the back of his memory bank. That's because Hicks -- who had a stellar spring training in 2013 -- struggled mightily in his first season in the major leagues. After tearing up the Grapefruit League with a spring performance...
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February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Hicks gets another shot at leadoff for Twins

(Eds: With AP Photos.) By MIKE BERARDINO Associated Press Aaron Hicks made the jump last spring from Double-A to the major leagues and promptly flopped. He's getting another chance. Hicks opened his Twins career in a 2-for-48 tailspin and never fully recovered. He was sent down to Triple-A Rochester on Aug. 1 and failed to earn a September promotion, watching from afar as newly...
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February 27, 2014  |  Discuss
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