Rotowire: Jan 28 / 8:34a ET
News: Hicks will compete with Jordan Schafer for the starting center field role with Danny Santana set to compete with Eduardo Escobar for the starting shortstop job this spring.
Impact: Hicks won the starting center field job last spring but struggled the first two months with just a .567 OPS and spent much of the season in the minors. It looks like he'll get another chance to win the starting role. He could win the job with his glove alone with defensive liabilities Oswaldo Arcia and Torii Hunter set to play in left and right field, respectively. However, Hicks will need to finally hit at the major league level to hold any kind of regular role. Whoever wins the job is likely just keeping the seat warm for a few months until Byron Buxton finally arrives in the majors.