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Hughes out, Marquis activated in latest Twins move

The Minnesota Twins designated infielder Luke Hughes for release or assignment today in order to clear a roster spot for pitcher Jason Marquis, who will make his Twins debut tonight against the Yankees.
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The Minnesota Twins designated infielder Luke Hughes for release or assignment today in order to clear a roster spot for pitcher Jason Marquis, who will make his Twins debut tonight against the Yankees.

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