Hicks was claimed off waivers by the Tigers on Saturday. Hicks failed to make the Twins' Opening Day roster out of camp, and he'll now head to Double-A Erie for his first action with the Tigers organization. The 26-year-old hit .242 in 33 at-bats for the Twins' Triple-A club through nine games this season.
The Twins optioned Hicks to Triple-A Rochester on Saturday, MLB.com's Rhett Bollinger reports. Hicks hit .304 (7-for-23) this spring, but he did not do enough to beat out John Ryan Murphy for the second catcher spot on the roster next to Kurt Suzuki.
Hicks was claimed off waivers by the Twins on Wednesday, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. The 26-year-old spent last season with the Mariners organization, hitting .245 with six home runs in 83 games at Triple-A Tacoma. In 17 major league contests, Hicks went just 2-for-32 at the plate. Hicks will add depth at catcher behind Kurt Suzuki and John Ryan Murphy, who was acquired in exchange for Aaron Hicks in November.
Hicks was DFA'd by the Mariners on Monday. After the Mariners signed Chris Iannetta, a move had to be made to make a spot available on the 40-man roster, and Hicks was the guy who was chosen to be sent down.
The Mariners have brought up catcher John Hicks from Triple-A Tacoma to replace the demoted Mike Zunino, per MLB.com. He is set to join the team in Chicago on Friday night for the second game of a series against the White Sox. Hicks owns a six-game hitting streak, but has otherwise not performed well at the plate this season. His slash line sits at .245/.282/.362 and he has whiffed 71 times in 298 at-bats.