Luke Hughes claimed by the Athletics

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

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