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Mar 15, 2014; Port St. Lucie, FL, USA; Minnesota Twins center fielder Aaron Hicks (32) connects for a base hit during a game against the New York Mets at Tradition Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Twins' Aaron Hicks starting in center field in 2014?

Minnesota Twins outfielder Aaron Hicks is having himself a great Spring and is making a strong case to win the starting job in center field.

So far through 12 games, the 24 year old from Long Beach, California, is hitting .371/.389/.543 across the line with one home run, three RBI’s off 13 hits. According to Mike Berardino on Twitter, Minnesota Twins manager Rob Gardenhire said that Hicks is probably going to start off the year as their primary center fielder.

Hicks made his debut with the Twins last year and played in 81 games. He hit eight home runs with 27 RBI’s and 54 hits with a batting line of .192/.259/.338. When Hicks was announced as the teams starting center fielder a year ago, he decided to choose former Minnesota Twins’ outfielder Dave Winfield’s number 32.

The young outfielder is hoping to put up big numbers like the Hall of Fame outfielder whose number he wears on his back.

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