Aaron Hicks CF MIN 30 Days

Twins activated OF Aaron Hicks from the 15-day disabled list; optioned him to Double-A New Britain.

Hicks' shoulder injury kept him from being sent down earlier, so it's no surprise that he's been assigned to the minors now that he's healthy. The fact that he was sent to Double-A is probably just because he was already rehabbing there. He should be up to Triple-A Rochester shortly. Hicks is hitting only .198/.338/.262 this season with the big club.

Aaron Hicks CF MIN 1 Month

Aaron Hicks (shoulder) batted left-handed during a rehab game with Double-A New Britain on Saturday.

Hicks said last month that he was done switch-hitting and would focus on batting only from the right side of the plate, but apparently he's had a change of heart. The 24-year-old has hit just .180/.262/.281 versus righties in his career compared to a .238/.350/.416 line against lefties. However, he's hit only .173/.299/.222 against righties while batting right-handed.

Aaron Hicks CF MIN 1 Month

Aaron Hicks (shoulder) is scheduled to begin a rehab assignment Wednesday with Double-A New Britain.

Hicks should be ready to return early next week. He's been out since June 8 with a shoulder strain.

Aaron Hicks CF MIN 1 Month

Twins placed OF Aaron Hicks on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to June 8, with a right shoulder strain.

Hicks hurt the shoulder nearly a week ago and is finally being placed on the DL. It's not clear at this point how long he'll be sidelined, but the ailment likely kept him from getting optioned to Triple-A Rochester. He seems likely to be sent there once healthy.

Aaron Hicks CF MIN 1 Month

Aaron Hicks is headed back to Minneapolis for an exam on his sore shoulder.

Hicks injured his shoulder on a diving catch Saturday and hasn't played since. He currently has a rough .198/.338/.262 batting line on the season. A retroactive stint on the 15-day disabled list is probably coming.

Aaron Hicks CF MIN 1 Month

Aaron Hicks (shoulder) may have to be placed on the 15-day disabled list.

Hicks tweaked his shoulder while making a diving catch on Saturday and hasn't played since. He acknowledged to reporters Tuesday that he's having trouble throwing. Look for the Twins to make a decision on Wednesday.

Aaron Hicks CF MIN 2 Months

Aaron Hicks is currently nursing a minor shoulder injury.

Hicks tweaked his shoulder while making a diving catch to end Saturday's game. The injury is affecting his throwing, so the Twins are going to take it easy with him. Consider him day-to-day.

Aaron Hicks CF MIN 2 Months

The Twins are expected to option Aaron Hicks to Triple-A Rochester soon.

Not only is Hicks batting just .190 over 43 games, he also recently scrapped switch-hitting and will only bat right-handed from now on. The Twins would like him to gain some comfortability batting righty versus a right-handed pitcher, and they realize the best way to do that probably isn't in the majors. Sam Fuld (concussion) could return soon, but the Twins are also looking for center field help from outside the organization.

Aaron Hicks CF MIN 2 Months

Aaron Hicks is in the starting lineup Saturday for the first time since being scratched Wednesday with lower back stiffness.

Hicks pinch-ran Thursday and got three plate appearances off the bench after Danny Santana was hurt last night. Besides the stiff back, the Twins have decided to go slowly with him since he decided to give up switch-hitting. He'll hit right-handed against Masahiro Tanaka today, which should be fun.

Aaron Hicks CF MIN 2 Months

Aaron Hicks was used as a pinch-runner in Thursday's game versus the Rangers.

Hicks didn't start either of the last two days in part because of back stiffness, but also because the Twins are giving him more time to work as a right-handed hitter before throwing him into games against right-handed pitchers. Danny Santana started in center today.