Fri, 07 Mar 2014 15:15:11 -0800
San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy is worried about the progress of 2B Marco Scutaro (back), who is at least another week away from playing in spring games. "If you ask me at the end of next week and he's not playing or close to playing, we'll have to have another plan here," said Bochy. Scutaro started taking groundballs last week and did soft toss Friday, March, but he's "still a few days away from live BP." The team would like Scutaro to receive at least 30 to 35 at-bats in camp. INFs Tony Abreu, Nick Noonan, Brandon Hicks and Ehire Adrianza are receiving extra playing time on the infield as a result.
Mon, 13 Jan 2014 20:42:44 -0800
San Francisco Giants C Jeff Arnold, 3B Chris Dominguez, OF Javier Herrera, SS Brandon Hicks, INF Mark Minicozzi, SS Joe Panik, C Guillermo Quiroz, C Andrew Susac, C Ben Turner and OF Mac Williamson are the team's non-roster invitee position players headed to spring training.
Fri, 29 Nov 2013 12:56:05 -0800
The San Francisco Giants signed free-agent SS Brandon Hicks (Mets) to a minor league deal and designated C Johnny Monell and OF Francisco Peguero for assignment in corresponding moves.
Sun, 24 Mar 2013 23:11:04 -0700
The New York Mets have reassigned C Travis d'Arnaud to minor league camp along with SSs Brian Bixler and Brandon Hicks, RP Aaron Laffey and OFs Andrew Brown and Jamie Hoffmann. d'Arnaud's demotion was widely expected, but general manager Sandy Alderson said d'Arnaud would be recalled before June if something happens to C John Buck.
Fri, 15 Mar 2013 11:47:35 -0700
New York Mets 3B David Wright (back) has described his injury as soreness in the left side of his ribs, and he said it had been keeping him awake at night. It's something that he had been feeling for around a week. Wright won't play in the World Baseball Classic Friday, March 15, and it doesn't sound optimistic that he'll be allowed to play if Team USA advances to the semifinals. 2B Justin Turner is the obvious replacement for Wright at third base for the Mets if he's forced to miss the start of the season. INFs Zach Lutz, Brandon Hicks and Brian Bixler also have experience at third base.
Fantasy Tip: Until Wright is tested by the medical staff, we won't know much. If he's forced to sit out a week or so, he could still probably be ready for the start of the season. Turner is more of an NL-only target if Wright is forced to start on the DL.
Mon, 18 Feb 2013 15:07:12 -0800
The New York Mets are expected to shop 2B Justin Turner, according to a source close to the team's plans. Turner could also open the season with Triple-A Las Vegas if he isn't dealt since he has an option remaining. The Mets may want to get INFs Brandon Hicks and Omar Quintanilla on the roster as infielders. INF Zach Lutz could also sneak onto the roster if Turner is dealt. RP Jeremy Hefner appears to be too valuable to risk on waivers, so he looks to be a lock for the 40-man roster.
Mon, 26 Nov 2012 14:02:22 -0800
The New York Mets acquired SS Brandon Hicks from the Oakland Athletics Monday, Nov. 26, in exchange for cash considerations.
Wed, 21 Nov 2012 07:19:07 -0800
The Oakland Athletics added P Arnold Leon, OF Grant Green, OF Shane Peterson and SP Michael Ynoa to the 40-man roster. SS Brandon Hicks, RP Andrew Carignan and RP Jim Miller were outrighted off the roster.
Sun, 02 Sep 2012 09:12:12 -0700
The Oakland Athletics have recalled SS Brandon Hicks and OF Collin Cowgill from the minor leagues.
Thu, 02 Aug 2012 14:22:10 -0700
The Oakland Athletics optioned SS Brandon Hicks to the minors Thursday, Aug. 2.