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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The Twins designated Hughes for release or assignment last week in order to activate pitcher Jason Marquis. The infielder had two RBIs in four games this season with Minnesota.

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The last time Jason Marquis pitched in game he broke his leg. That might explain some of his spring training jitters in his Twins' debut on Monday. The right-hander allowed four runs on three hits and three walks, and he threw three wild pitches in Minnesotas 10-2 loss to the Red Sox.

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Twins manager Ron Gardenhire says Jason Marquis will likely make his first start Wednesday against the Yankees. Marquis pitched eight strong innings for Class AA New Britain on Thursday as he continues to build up his stamina.

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Former Twin Luke Hughes, who caught on with the Oakland after being released by Minnesota, has been released by the A's to make room for ex-Tiger Brandon Inge.

Marquis expected back with Twins Friday

Jason Marquis is scheduled to make a second start with Class AA New Britain on Thursday. Barring any setbacks, the right-handed starter will re-join the Twins on Friday. Marquis missed the final two weeks of spring training to be with his daughter, who was injured in a bicycle accident.