Aaron Hicks, who was already at Class AA New Britain on a rehabilitation assignment, has been reinstated from the disabled list and officially optioned to the Rock Cats.

Hicks, who has recovered from a right shoulder injury that made it difficult for him to  throw.

In six rehab games, Hicks batted .238 with 2 RBI 4 walks and 2 strikeouts. It was during this stint that Hicks decided to return to switch hitting after spending just less than a month as just a right-handed hitter. It caps a controversial month for Hicks, who is searching for the things that once made him a top prospect in the organization

Also, Class AAA Rochester righthander Trevor May has been added to the roster for the All-Star Futures Game on July 13. May is 8-4 at Rochester with a 2.94 ERA. He is replacing lefthander Marco Gonzales  who has been called up to the Cardinals.

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