Will Third Time be the Charm for Aaron Hicks?
The Minnesota Twins are promoting center fielder, Aaron Hicks to the majors. Hicks has been on an absolute tear in Triple-A with the Rochester Red Wings.
Hicks was hitting .336 with ten doubles, four triples and a pair of home runs. Over the past ten games Hicks is hitting .415 with five doubles. At one point he had an eleven game hitting streak for the Red Wings.
This will be Aaron’s third stint in the big leagues. He was the Twins opening day center fielder in 2013 and 2014. Needless to say, both trips didn’t last long. In 2013, Hicks played in 81 games and hit .192. The following season, Hicks played in 69 games and hit .215.
Hicks will take Shane Robinson‘s roster spot, as he was placed on the family emergency list. With fellow center fielder, Jordan Schafer struggling at the dish (.215) Hicks has a chance to make this more than a short stint.
Last week, Eddie Rosario made his big league debut and proved that the moment wasn’t too big for him. Hicks has to prove that he can hit big league pitching and not make mental mistakes. This is his third shot and it could be his last shot to prove that he belongs with the big league club.
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