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In a Friday, Jan. 25, 2013 photo, Minnesota Twins 2008 first round draft pick Aaron Hicks signs autographs for fans at Twinsfest. at the Metrodome in Minneapolis. Fan Katie Bump, of Tyler, Minn., shows Hicks her version of the "pinkey swear" at Twinsfest.(AP Photo/The Star Tribune, David Joles) ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS OUT, TV OUT, MAGS OUT

Twins hope Hicks is next star in center field


MINNEAPOLIS — Aaron Hicks’ march through Minnesota’s minor league system has been conservative and deliberate, typical for a Twins prospect.

Since he was picked in the first round in 2008, Hicks has had some tough seasons and some strong ones, highlighted by his breakthrough last year with Double-A New Britain.

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