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Arizona Diamondbacks

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June 29, 2020 06:28 PM
Diamondbacks' John Hicks: Part of 60-man squad
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hicks will be a part of the Diamondbacks' 60-man summer camp.

Hicks was brought on by Arizona on a minor-league deal in January, but wasn't expected to make the final roster with Carson Kelly and Stephen Vogt penciled in as the club's primary backstops. Expanded rosters could improve Hicks' chances, but he'll also need to contend with Daulton Varsho, who may have a stronger case for a roster spot due to his ability to play outfield as well.

January 30, 2020 12:56 AM
Diamondbacks' John Hicks: Signs on with Snakes
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hicks signed a minor-league contract with the Diamondbacks on Wednesday. The deal includes an invitation to big-league spring training.

Arizona appears set to open the upcoming season with Carson Kelly and Stephen Vogt as its two backstops, but the latter's history of concussions makes Hicks a useful option to have in reserve at Triple-A Reno. Hicks played exclusively at the big-league level for Detroit the past two seasons but saw his performance dip in 2019, when he slashed just .210/.240/.379 across 333 plate appearances.

October 24, 2019 08:08 PM
John Hicks: Elects free agency
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hicks was outrighted to Triple-A Toledo on Thursday and elected free agency.

The 30-year-old saw inconsistent playing time throughout 2019 as the Tigers opted to give younger players some major-league experience. A change of scenery could help Hicks carve out a more established role, potentially in a more consistent timeshare, although he has shown to have below-average offensive production throughout his career. Hicks struggled at the plate last season, hitting just .210/.240/.379 with a 32.7 percent strikeout rate.

September 28, 2019 11:00 PM
Tigers' John Hicks: Delivers clutch home run off bench
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Appearing as a pinch hitter, Hicks hit a go-ahead, three-run home run in the ninth inning of the second game of Saturday's doubleheader against the White Sox.

Hicks hit for Detroit catcher Jake Rogers and popped his 13th home run of the season against stingy Chicago closer Alex Colome, putting the Tigers up 4-2 in a game they'd go on to win 4-3. It was perhaps the highlight of the year for Hicks, who hasn't been particularly effective in general with a .627 OPS while falling into a reserve role with Detroit taking a look at some younger players.

September 15, 2019 09:20 AM
Tigers' John Hicks: Smashes walkoff grand slam
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hicks went 3-for-4 with a walkoff grand slam in an 8-4 extra-innings victory against the Orioles on Saturday.

The 30-year-old had previously had an entire month this season without producing four RBI, so this was quite a productive day for Hicks. It was his first game with a homer to go with four RBI this year, and with two other hits, he raised his season average six points. Hicks is batting .217 with 12 home runs, 32 RBI and 28 runs in 299 at-bats this season.

September 8, 2019 01:28 PM
Tigers' John Hicks: Rejoins lineup Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hicks (illness) is starting at first base Sunday against the Athletics.

Hicks saw his first game action in a week Saturday when he appeared as a pinch hitter, and he'll return to the lineup for the series finale after being sidelined with the illness. The 30-year-old has a .213/.243/.376 slash line with 11 home runs in 85 games this season.

September 8, 2019 09:28 AM
Tigers' John Hicks: Remains absent
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hicks (illness) remains out of the lineup Saturday against Oakland.

Hicks has been battling an illness and hasn't appeared in a game in a week. Jake Rogers will catch Jordan Zimmermann on Saturday.

September 6, 2019 09:52 PM
Tigers' John Hicks: Still sitting Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hicks (illness) remains on the bench Friday against the Athletics.

Hicks doesn't have a regular role in Detroit, so it's difficult to say if his absence is still due to the illness he was reportedly battling at the start of the week. Regardless of the reason, he hasn't appeared in any capacity since Saturday. Grayson Greiner will be the catcher Friday.

September 5, 2019 10:56 AM
Tigers' John Hicks: Out of Thursday's lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hicks (illness) is not in Thursday's lineup against the Royals.

As a part-time player, his absence doesn't necessarily mean he is still under the weather. Grayson Greiner will start behind the dish, hitting eighth.

September 4, 2019 04:08 PM
Tigers' John Hicks: Remains on bench
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hicks (illness) will sit again Wednesday in Kansas City.

Hicks was scratched due to illness prior to Monday's game and hasn't appeared since. He doesn't have an everyday role in the Tigers' lineup, though, so it's not clear whether the illness is still bothering him. Jake Rogers will start behind the plate Wednesday.

September 3, 2019 04:36 PM
Tigers' John Hicks: Sits again Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hicks (illness) remains out of the lineup Tuesday against the Royals.

Hicks was a late scratch Monday with an illness. It's unclear if he's still sick or if he's simply receiving a routine day off. Either way, Grayson Greiner will get the start behind the plate.

September 2, 2019 11:44 AM
Tigers' John Hicks: Out with illness
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hicks was scratched from the lineup Monday against Minnesota due to illness, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.

Hicks, who owns a strong .893 OPS with four homers over his last 17 games, had been scheduled to start at catcher. Jake Rogers gets the nod in his absence.

August 30, 2019 11:48 PM
Tigers' John Hicks: Clubs 11th homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hicks went 2-for-4 with a double, a solo home run and a second run scored in Friday's 13-5 loss to the Twins.

The 29-year-old is starting to work his way back into the lineup more frequently with Miguel Cabrera (biceps) hurt and Brandon Dixon slumping, and Hicks has responded with three homers in his last seven games. On the year he now has a career-high 11 homers, but his .213/.244/.379 slash line gives him little fantasy value even in deep formats.

August 24, 2019 01:12 AM
Tigers' John Hicks: Homers again in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hicks hit a two-run home run in his only at-bat during Thursday's loss to the Astros.

Pinch hitting for Miguel Cabrera in the ninth inning, Hicks gave Detroit its first runs of the night with a two-run homer off Joe Biagini. The long ball was his second in as many games, marking the second time this season that Hicks homered in consecutive contests. The 29-year-old catcher is batting .205/.238/.362 through 281 plate appearances.

August 21, 2019 10:40 PM
Tigers' John Hicks: Hits decisive home run
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hicks went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Wednesday's 2-1 win over the Astros.

Hicks' ninth home run of the year was a big one, as he took Houston ace Justin Verlander deep in the top of the ninth inning to break a 1-1 tie. It was a nice moment in an otherwise forgettable season for the 29-year-old, who is batting just .202 with a .584 OPS.

August 18, 2019 11:36 AM
Tigers' John Hicks: Receiving steady work
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hicks will start at catcher and bat sixth Sunday against the Rays.

Hicks has lost work behind the plate to rookie Jake Rogers recently, but the former's ability to handle first-base or designated-hitter duties has helped him maintain steady playing time. He'll stick in the lineup for the sixth time in seven games while Rogers gets a day off behind the plate and serves as Detroit's DH.

August 11, 2019 11:40 AM
Tigers' John Hicks: Starting Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hicks is starting at catcher and batting eighth in Sunday's game against the Royals.

Jake Rogers started behind the dish in the first two games of the series, but Hicks will take over for the finale. The 35-79 Tigers figure to keep taking a look at the 24-year-old Rogers down the stretch, which relegates the veteran Hicks to more of a backup role.

August 7, 2019 01:08 PM
Tigers' John Hicks: Compiles five hits in twin bill
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hicks started both ends of Tuesday's doubleheader with the White Sox, going a collective 5-for-8 with a double, a walk, two runs and one RBI.

Hicks has settled into a bench role for Detroit in recent weeks, but he benefited from a pair of starts on the same day thanks to manager Ron Gardenhire staggering rests for designated hitter Miguel Cabrera and top backstop Jake Rogers. He'll be out of the lineup for Wednesday's series finale and likely won't make more than two or three starts most weeks so long as Rogers remains healthy.

August 4, 2019 02:44 PM
Tigers' John Hicks: Fills in for Rogers on Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hicks will start at catcher and bat eighth Sunday against the Rangers, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.

Hicks unseated Bobby Wilson as the Tigers' top backstop toward the end of July, but he's fallen back into the No. 2 role after Detroit called up well-regarded catching prospect Jake Rogers from Triple-A Toledo earlier in the week. Rogers will just be getting a breather Sunday after four consecutive starts, opening up a turn behind the dish for Hicks.

July 27, 2019 02:28 PM
Tigers' John Hicks: Sitting out Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hicks is out of the lineup Saturday against the Mariners.

Hicks heads to the bench after a hot start to the series against the Mariners, going 2-for-6 with two home runs over the first two games. Bobby Wilson will start at catcher, batting eighth.

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