Thar's what I want to become. I don't want to be a Triple-A player. I want to be in the big leagues," Hicks said, per the Pioneer Press. "I'm starting to understand this game at the big league level."
"I haven't made up my mind on how that's going to play," Molitor said. "Aaron (Hicks) knows that. I think (Jordan) Schafer and (Shane) Robinson and Eddie all know. They're out there playing. They have reason and motivation to play as well as they can. We don't have to make a decision yet. We've got a little time."
Hicks was picked off by the catcher at second base two days ago. On Tuesday, Hicks was at first with two outs before Eddie Nunez hit a fly ball to right field. Hicks showed little effort running to second base, which left manager Paul Molitor upset.
"It was my mistake, that's what it comes down to," Hicks said. "It was my mistake and I've got to be better."
"I know Hicks can play, but with Buxton -- I haven't seen video or seen him play, but every word I hear is good about him," Hunter said. "I definitely think when we get to spring training we'll sit down and I'll work out with them and evaluate what they're doing right and what they're doing wrong."
Hicks said he will lean on Hunter this spring, as he competes with Jordan Schafer for the starting job in center field.
"I'll be all in his ear the whole time," Hicks said. "He might get annoyed I'll be in his ear so much. He's definitely a guy I'm going to go to.
"I believe that I have the ability to play center field here for a long time. I've just got to go out there and show people that I can be the center fielder that everybody wants me to be and also that I want myself to be."
The Twins apparently had no hard feelings toward him after he showed up just two hours before game time Sunday. According the St. Paul Pioneer Press, injured players typically arrive early to receive treatment.
"The manager will handle that," general manager Terry Ryan said in regard to discipline. "If they wanted him in there earlier, then he will have to face the consequences."
|CBSSports.com Player Ranking|
|9/28/2014 vs Detroit|
|vs Price (Career)||5||2||0||.600||.500||.400|
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|2011||AFA-Fort Myers Miracle||122||443||79||107||31||5||5||38||78||110||17||9||.354||.368||.242|
|2012||AA-New Britain Rock Cat||129||472||100||135||21||11||13||61||79||116||32||11||.384||.460||.286|
|2013||AAA-Rochester Red Wings||22||72||7||16||4||2||0||5||10||21||1||0||.317||.333||.222|
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