The Twins have traded their two starting center fielders Denard Span and Ben Revere, making Aaron Hicks open to take the top spot in Twin's center field, news sources report.
Hicks 2012 season saw an improvement from the left side of the plate. General manager Terry Ryan said "the Twins had started to talk about making him solely a right-handed hitter during the 2011 season, but Hicks developed a more compact left-handed swing and learned how to handle the changeups he'd frequently see from right-handed pitchers," Star Tribune reported.
While there is favor for Hicks, there is open competition for their center field job between Hicks, Joe Benson and Darin Mastroianni, Pioneer Press reported.
The Twins will also continue to work for more starting pitchers, but better start moving as Friday saw one of the needed pitchers, Brandon McCarthy, sign with Arizona, Pioneer Press reported.