Apr 22, 2014; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Minnesota Twins center fielder Aaron Hicks (32) at bat against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. Tampa Bay Rays defeated the Minnesota Twins 7-3. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Minnesota Twins activate Aaron Hicks from disabled list


The fifth place Minnesota Twins made several roster moves today that featured the activation of outfielder Aaron Hicks from the 7-day concussion disabled list according to the teams official Twitter handle.

Hicks suffered the concussion while trying to make a play on a ball that was hit by Los Angeles Dodgers’ Scott Van Slyke. Slyke would end up reaching third base safely after Hicks collided with the outfield fence. There was talk about the 24-year old outfielder picking up a possible rehab assignment, but the Twins have decided against it.

In other Twins roster moves, the franchise purchased the contract of utility man Chris Parmelee from Triple-A Rochester. Parmelee was removed from Minnesota’s 40-man roster before the regular season began but it appears that he earned his way back. He was hitting a solid .305/.378/.542 with seven hom runs and 23 RBI’s.

Minnesota have a couple players who are banged up right now, so there’s no reason why Parmelee shouldn’t get a decent amount of playing time. With Parmelee re-added to the 40-man roster, the Twins have designated outfielder Kenny Wilson for assignment.

Wilson was claimed off waivers from the Toronto Blue Jays in April.

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