The Twins have recalled outfielder Aaron Hicks from Triple-A Rochester where he was hitting .336 with 2 homeruns, 14 RBIs and 21 runs scored in 27 games.  Hicks is a career .201 hitters in parts of 2 seasons with the Twins.

To make room on the active roster the Twins have placed outfielder Shane Robinson on the family emergency list and must stay on that list for 3 to 7 days.  Robinson is hitting .315 with 3 stolen bases in 22 games for the Twins this season.

The Twins announced that reliever Tim Stauffer will begin a rehab assignment tonight at Triple-A Rochester.  He was placed on the 15-day disabled list on May 1 with a right intercostal strain.