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July 23, 2021 03:44 PM
Rangers' John Hicks: DFA'd by Texas
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hicks was designated for assignment by the Rangers on Friday.

Hicks was added to the roster in late June when Jose Trevino (forearm) landed on the injured list, and he's now lost his spot on the 26-man and 40-man rosters with Trevino healthy. Hicks appeared in 10 games and had a .258/.258/.677 slash line with four home runs and seven RBI.

July 6, 2021 11:48 PM
Rangers' John Hicks: Another big performance
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hicks went 2-for-4 with a home run, three RBI and two runs scored Tuesday against the Tigers.

Hicks had his contract selected June 29 due to an injury to Jose Trevino (forearm). He's had quite an impressive performance since, logging four home runs, six RBI and six runs scored across only three starts. While that's impressive, Hicks last appeared in the majors in 2019, when he posted a 56 wRC+ across 333 plate appearances.

July 4, 2021 10:24 AM
Rangers' John Hicks: Slugs two homers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hicks went 2-for-4 with two solo home runs in a 7-3 win over Seattle on Saturday.

Hicks went yard off opposing starter Marco Gonzales to lead off both the third and fourth innings in only his third appearance of 2021. He last played in the big leagues in 2019 and slashed .210/.240/.379 with 29 runs and 35 RBI in 95 games with Detroit that season.

July 1, 2021 09:08 PM
Rangers' John Hicks: Homers in 2021 debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hicks went 2-for-4 with a home run and a pair of runs scored Thursday against Oakland.

Making his first major-league appearance since 2019, the former Mariner and Tiger blasted a solo homer in the sixth inning and added a single in the eighth. The 31-year-old has enjoyed productive stretches in his previous MLB stints -- he had a .766 OPS for Detroit in 2017 and popped 13 homers in 2019 -- but is likely headed back to Triple-A Round Rock once Jose Trevino (forearm) is back to full health.

June 30, 2021 02:00 PM
Rangers' John Hicks: Joins Rangers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Rangers selected Hicks' contract Tuesday from Triple-A Round Rock.

Hicks will serve as the backup catcher while Jose Trevino (forearm) misses a few days. He's hit .264 with three home runs and 17 RBI in 110 minor-league at-bats this year. If he gets any playing time, it'll be his first big-league appearance since 2019 with the Tigers.

March 18, 2021 06:04 PM
Rangers' John Hicks: Joining minor-league camp
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hicks was reassigned to minor-league camp Thursday.

Hicks was a non-roster invitee to begin spring training and went 2-for-7 with a two-run home run and three strikeouts over six Cactus League games. He could join the major-league roster as catching depth at some point in 2021 but should begin the year with Triple-A Round Rock.

February 13, 2021 07:36 AM
Rangers' John Hicks: Joining Rangers camp
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hicks signed a minor-league contract with Texas on Friday that includes an invite to spring training.

Hicks has appeared in the big leagues in parts of five seasons, with his .235/.280/.391 career slash line leaving him firmly in backup catcher territory. He's probably on the outside looking in even for that role, however, as he struggled to a 56 wRC+ in 2019 before failing to appear on a 40-man roster at any point in 2020.

September 22, 2020 06:16 PM
John Hicks: Parts ways with Arizona
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Diamondbacks released Hicks on Saturday.

The non-contending Diamondbacks weren't planning on calling Hicks up from their alternate training site during the final week of the regular season, so the veteran catcher will instead get a head start on finding a new home in advance of the 2021 campaign. The 31-year-old will likely have to settle for a minor-league deal again this winter after submitting a .210/.240/.379 line across 333 plate appearances during his most recent stint in the majors with Detroit in 2019.

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.

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