MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Twins have added eight players to their 40-man roster, including touted outfield prospect Aaron Hicks and right-hander Kyle Gibson, who is coming off of elbow ligament-replacement surgery.
The Twins announced the moves on Tuesday. Hicks was the team's first-round draft choice in 2008. He hit .286 with 13 home runs, 61 RBIs and 100 runs for Double-A New Britain last season.
Gibson went 3-2 with a 5.40 ERA in the Arizona Fall League.
Infielder Danny Santana, catcher Josmil Pinto, left-hander Caleb Thielbar and right-handers B.J. Hermsen, Michael Tonkin and Tim Wood also were added to the major league roster.