|Aug. 1 2:47 PM PT3:47 PM MT4:47 PM CT5:47 PM ET17:47 ET21:47 GMT5:47 CST2:47 PM MST4:47 PM EST5:17 PM VEN1:47 UAE (+1)4:47 PM CT-The Minnesota Twins have optioned left-hander Scott Diamond and center fielder Aaron Hicks to Triple-A Rochester. The Twins made the moves on Thursday after both players struggled in a 7-2 loss to the Kansas City Royals.
Analysis: Hicks went 0 for 4 with two strikeouts to drop his batting average to .192. Since the All-Star break, he is hitting .162 (7 for 43). The Twins recalled outfielder Oswaldo Arcia to take one of the roster spots. Twins manager Ron Gardenhire says they will wait until Saturday to make a pitching move.
|July 23 12:31 PM PT1:31 PM MT2:31 PM CT3:31 PM ET15:31 ET19:31 GMT3:31 CST12:31 PM MST2:31 PM EST3:01 PM VEN23:31 UAE2:31 PM CT-Hicks had two hits in a 4-3 win over the Angels on Monday.
Analysis: Hicks is hitting .196 for the Twins.
|June 10 2:36 PM PT3:36 PM MT4:36 PM CT5:36 PM ET17:36 ET21:36 GMT5:36 CST2:36 PM MST4:36 PM EST5:06 PM VEN1:36 UAE (+1)4:36 PM CT-The Minnesota Twins have placed Hicks on the 15-day disabled list with a left hamstring strain.
Analysis: Hicks left the nightcap of Sunday's day-night doubleheader against the Nationals in Washington.
|June 3 2:18 PM PT3:18 PM MT4:18 PM CT5:18 PM ET17:18 ET21:18 GMT5:18 CST2:18 PM MST4:18 PM EST4:48 PM VEN1:18 UAE (+1)4:18 PM CT-Hicks had three hits in Sunday's 10-0 rout of the M's.
Analysis: Hicks is a youngster who hasn't shown much promise yet as he adjusts to big-league baseball.
|May 30 10:47 AM PT11:47 AM MT12:47 PM CT1:47 PM ET13:47 ET17:47 GMT1:47 CST10:47 AM MST12:47 PM EST1:17 PM VEN21:47 UAE12:47 PM CT-Hicks homered again and made another run-saving catch for Minnesota, helping Samuel Deduno and the Twins beat the Milwaukee Brewers 4-1 on Wednesday night.
Analysis: The night before in Milwaukee, Hicks had a home run and a double that set up the go-ahead run in the 14th inning. The rookie center fielder also made a jumping grab at the wall to take a homer away from Carlos Gomez earlier in the game. This time, Hicks snagged a sinking line drive by Rickie Weeks with a dive to end the fourth and keep Gomez from scoring.
|May 29 5:37 AM PT6:37 AM MT7:37 AM CT8:37 AM ET8:37 ET12:37 GMT20:37 CST5:37 AM MST7:37 AM EST8:07 AM VEN16:37 UAE7:37 AM CT-Hicks homered, doubled and scored the winning run in the 14th inning Tuesday in a 6-5 win at Milwaukee.
Analysis: Hicks also made a leaping grab at the center field wall to rob Carlos Gomez of a home run in the second. Gomez watched in disbelief and then tipped his cap to Hicks. ''I really like that catch,'' Hicks said. ''I was kind of in the corner. It definitely was a tough catch. I didn't even know where I was. It was kind of one of those catches where you have to focus on the ball the whole time you are running. You have to go hard all the way.''
|May 14 8:36 AM PT9:36 AM MT10:36 AM CT11:36 AM ET11:36 ET15:36 GMT23:36 CST8:36 AM MST10:36 AM EST11:06 AM VEN19:36 UAE10:36 AM CT-Hicks hit a pair of solo homers in Monday's 10-3 win over the Chicago White Sox.
Analysis: Hicks entered the day having batting just .137 with one homer in 30 games. He doesn't have much fantasy value despite his impressive effort.
|Mar. 24 3:43 PM PT4:43 PM MT5:43 PM CT6:43 PM ET18:43 ET22:43 GMT6:43 CST3:43 PM MST5:43 PM EST6:13 PM VEN2:43 UAE (+1)4:43 PM CT-Hicks left the Minnesota Twins with little to debate: He's their starting center fielder and leadoff hitter. Hicks, who played at Double-A New Britain last year, went 4 for 4 and scored three runs on Sunday while raising his batting average to .350.
Analysis: "I think it's a pretty simple decision,'' manager Ron Gardenhire said after Sunday's 14-5 win over the Toronto Blue Jays. "Hicks is going to be our center fielder. I don't think it's a shocking announcement by any means.''