AARON HICKS NEWS

Nolasco's strong effort saved by Twins' ninth-inning rally

Whatever was wrong with their Opening Day starter for most of the year, Ricky Nolasco seems to have fixed it. But now something is wrong with the Twins’ All-Star closer. Their former All-Star closer, too. Glen Perkins and Joe Nathan took turns blowing saves Tuesday, with the Twins getting the last chance to celebrate. Aaron Hicks, down to a 3-and-2 count and two outs, beat out...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Twins rally, top Tigers in ninth

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Aaron Hicks hit a two-out RBI single in the ninth inning and the Minnesota Twins rallied for a 4-3 win over the AL Central-leading Detroit Tigers on Tuesday night. After J.D. Martinez hit a three-run home run to give Detroit a 3-2 lead in the top of the ninth, Trevor Plouffe drew a one-out walk against Joe Nathan (4-4) and was replaced by pinch-runner Doug Bernier...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Twins rally, top Tigers in ninth

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Aaron Hicks hit a two-out RBI single in the ninth inning and the Minnesota Twins rallied for a 4-3 win over the AL Central-leading Detroit Tigers on Tuesday night. After J.D. Martinez hit a three-run home run to give Detroit a 3-2 lead in the top of the ninth, Trevor Plouffe drew a one-out walk against Joe Nathan (4-4) and was replaced by pinch-runner Doug Bernier...
Via Fox Sports North
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Twins stun Tigers in 9th for 4-3 win

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Aaron Hicks hit a two-out RBI single in the ninth inning and the Minnesota Twins rallied for a 4-3 win over the AL Central-leading Detroit Tigers on Tuesday night. After J.D. Martinez hit a three-run home run to give Detroit a 3-2 lead in the top of the ninth, Trevor Plouffe drew a one-out walk against Joe Nathan (4-4) and was replaced by pinch-runner Doug Bernier...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Twins stun Tigers in 9th for 4-3 win

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Aaron Hicks hit a two-out RBI single in the ninth inning and the Minnesota Twins rallied for a 4-3 win over the AL Central-leading Detroit Tigers on Tuesday night. After J.D. Martinez hit a three-run home run to give Detroit a 3-2 lead in the top of the ninth, Trevor Plouffe drew a one-out walk against Joe Nathan (4-4) and was replaced by pinch-runner Doug Bernier...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Hicks showing Twins he belongs back in majors

MINNEAPOLIS -- Aaron Hicks talked the talk when he rejoined the Twins early last week as a September call-up. He noted all the things he'd done in the minor leagues to fix his swing -- including working with Hall of Famer Rod Carew -- with the hope of having success in the major leagues. While one week is a very small sample size to draw from, Hicks has so far walked the walk...
Via Fox Sports North
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins Tuesday: Hicks regains swagger at plate courtesy tips from Carew

MINNEAPOLIS -- Twins outfielder Aaron Hicks was determined to give up on switch-hitting for good and focus only on batting from the right side of the plate, but Rod Carew eventually talked him out of it. When a Hall of Famer with 3,053 career hits talks, young players would be wise to listen. That's exactly what Hicks did during his time in the minor leagues, as he returned to...
Via Fox Sports North
15 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via Sports Injury Alert
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...
Via Fox Sports North
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...
Via MLB Injury News
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...
Via Sports Injury Alert
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...
Via Sports Injury Alert
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...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
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...
Via isportsweb.com
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...
Via Fox Sports North
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 […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
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...
Via Fox Sports North
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...
Via Pro Sports Daily
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...
Via Pro Sports Daily
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...
Via Fox Sports North
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...
Via Fox Sports North
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...
Via Sports Injury Alert
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...
Via Fox Sports North
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...
Via Sports Injury Alert
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...
Via Fox Sports North
May 02, 2014  |  Discuss
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