Hicks will not be called up to the big leagues as anticipated, Matthew Mowery of The Oakland Press reports.

Hicks holds a .905 OPS with Triple-A Toledo this season, but the Tigers opted instead to add bullpen depth after they placed Victor Martinez on the paternity list. Buck Farmer will head up to the big leagues with Hicks remaining in the minors for the time being, although the 27-year-old's performance with the Mud Hens may force a promotion over the summer if he continues to hit like he has thus far.

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