The Dodgers reassigned Hicks to minor league camp Monday. Hicks spent the past two seasons in the Giants' system, including 71 games with the big club in 2014. After inking a minor league contract with the division rival Dodgers in early February, he cobbled together a measly .200/.320/.200 line with three RBI, one run, and one stolen base in 20 Cactus League at-bats. The 30-year-old middle infielder will act as organizational depth to start the campaign.
Hicks signed a minor league contract with the Dodgers last week, Baseball America reports. A .162/.280/.319 first half to 2014 led to Hicks' removal from the Giants' 40-man roster, and he failed to work his way back up in 2015. Now 30, Hicks can't really play shortstop anymore, but he will provide the Triple-A club with a depth option at second base and third in 2016.
The Giants optioned catcher Andrew Susac, first baseman Adam Duvall, pitcher Hunter Strickland and outfielders Gary Brown and Juan Perez to Triple-A Sacramento Sunday. Susac was the favorite to open the season as the team's No. 2 catcher behind Buster Posey, but Hector Sanchez won the competition, leaving Susac to open the season as the team's starter in Triple-A. The Giants also reassigned catcher Guillermo Quiroz, second baseman Brandon Hicks and pitchers Brett Bochy, Steven Okert and Juan Gutierrez to minor-league camp.
Giants infielder Brandon Hicks cleared waivers and has been assigned to Triple-A Fresno. He was designated for assignment Friday.
Giants infielder Brandon Hicks has been designated for assignment Friday. Hicks was DFA'd in order to make room for Marco Scutaro, who was activated from the disabled list Friday. Hicks is hitting .162/.280/.319 over 204 at-bats.