Hicks was credited with his first save since June 13, 2019 in a Grapefruit League win over the Mets on Wednesday, with his velocity topping out at 100.4 mph, Zachary Silver of MLB.com reports.

Hicks worked around a leadoff walk, cruising through the next three batters in the ninth inning and lowering his spring ERA to 3.38 through four appearances. The hard-throwing right-hander has now worked an inning in back-to-back outings, but president of baseball operations John Mozeliak confirmed Wednesday the team wants "to be smart" with respect to how quickly Hicks is thrown back into high-leverage situations once the regular season begins.

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