Wed, 25 Jun 2014 10:05:59 -0700
The Minnesota Twins activated OF Aaron Hicks (shoulder) from the disabled list and optioned him to Double-A New Britain.
Fantasy Tip: They're sticking with the outfield of Josh Willingham, Sam Fuld and Oswaldo Arcia, but that could change as Arcia's slump goes on. Hicks is a deep hold in AL-only games but doesn't deserve mixed consideration right now.
Sun, 22 Jun 2014 11:10:40 -0700
Minnesota Twins OF Aaron Hicks (shoulder) has decided to resume switch hitting, four weeks after declaring that he would only bat from the right side. "He wanted to bat left-handed again," manager Ron Gardenhire said. "He basically didn't feel comfortable (batting) right on right." Hicks, who is on a rehab assignment with Double-A New Britain because of a strained right shoulder, had two hits against a right-handed pitcher while batting left-handed Saturday, June 21.
Tue, 17 Jun 2014 14:18:46 -0700
Minnesota Twins OF Aaron Hicks (shoulder) will begin his rehab assignment with Double-A New Britain Wednesday, June 18.
Fri, 13 Jun 2014 10:48:46 -0700
The Minnesota Twins placed OF Aaron Hicks (shoulder) on the disabled list Friday, June 13, and activated OF Sam Fuld (concussion) from the DL in a corresponding move.
Fantasy Tip: Danny Santana has been a real nice surprise filling in for Hicks in center field, both with the bat and glove. There's no reason Minnesota should go away from him with Hicks sidelined even further. Fuld gives the Twins outfield depth.
Wed, 11 Jun 2014 13:20:31 -0700
Minnesota Twins OF Aaron Hicks (shoulder) will visit with doctors in Minnesota Thursday, June 12.
Wed, 11 Jun 2014 12:28:32 -0700
Minnesota Twins OF Aaron Hicks (shoulder) was held out for the fourth straight game Wednesday, June 11, with a sore right shoulder, and there is a chance he'll need to go back to Minnesota to be examined by doctors Thursday, June 12. Hicks is having trouble throwing the ball. SS Danny Santana has made his fourth straight start in center with Hicks out. If Hicks goes on the disabled list, OF Sam Fuld (concussion) could replace him on the roster. Fuld has been doing well on a rehab assignment with Double-A New Britain, and he homered Tuesday, June 10.
Fantasy Tip: Even if Hicks avoids the DL, there's a chance that his playing time will suffer because of the way Santana has held his own with the bat and in the outfield. Consider dumping Hicks in mixed leagues, especially if he lands on the 15-day DL.
Tue, 10 Jun 2014 14:07:21 -0700
Minnesota Twins OF Aaron Hicks (shoulder) still has soreness in his right shoulder. He's unable to throw and may need further testing. A stint on the disabled list is possible.
Mon, 09 Jun 2014 15:00:16 -0700
Minnesota Twins OF Aaron Hicks (shoulder) is not in the starting lineup because of a shoulder injury Monday, June 9. The injury is affecting his ability to throw.
Thu, 29 May 2014 12:31:32 -0700
Minnesota Twins OF Aaron Hicks (back) was held out for the second straight day with lower back stiffness Thursday, May 29, but manager Ron Gardenhire said it was precautionary. "Hicks is better today and available," Gardenhire said. "He came in and told me he could play, but I was leery of starting him in case his back started to act up. So we'll start Santana out there." Hicks thinks the stiffness is from extra batting practice this week.
Fantasy Tip: Hicks should be able to return at some point this weekend, possibly as early as tomorrow night.
Wed, 28 May 2014 15:29:09 -0700
Minnesota Twins OF Aaron Hicks (back) was scratched from the lineup with a stiff lower back Wednesday, May 28, and he'll be evaluated by team doctors after the game.
Fantasy Tip: Make sure to take Hicks out of your daily lineups and check back tomorrow for his status over the next few days.