Aug 8, 2010, 1:03 PM EST
According to Joe Christensen of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, the Twins activated second baseman Orlando Hudson from the 15-day disabled list on Sunday and will start him this afternoon against the Indians and left-hander David Huff.
Hudson, 32, spent the last two-plus weeks recovering from a left oblique strain while Alexi Casilla filled in at second base. The Twins are undoubtedly pleased to have the more offensively-potent Hudson back near the top of the starting lineup.
Hudson was batting .285 with a .356 on-base percentage, a .387 slugging percentage, four home runs and 27 RBI in 323 at-bats before the left oblique injury. He’s batting second on Sunday behind center field fill-in Jason Repko and in front of catcher Joe Mauer.
Right-handed reliever Anthony Slama was optioned back to Triple-A Rochester in a corresponding move.
- Blue Jays sign Dayan Viciedo to a minor league deal 8
- Chris Sale will be sidelined for three weeks with foot fracture 11
- Aramis Ramirez says 2015 will be his last year 32
- Francisco Rodriguez re-signs with the Brewers 9
- If addiction is an illness — and it is — Josh Hamilton shouldn’t be suspended 305
- Pirates open to massive extension for Andrew McCutchen 18
- Report: Josh Hamilton had a relapse this offseason that “involved at least cocaine” 86
- Yankees don’t plan on having to pay A-Rod’s $30 million in home run milestone bonuses 52
- If addiction is an illness — and it is — Josh Hamilton shouldn’t be suspended (305)
- San Francisco — and all of California — will consider a smokeless tobacco ban that includes MLB parks (131)
- Brian Sabean says that California taxes are a hindrance to the Giants signing free agents (102)
- Ichiro is happy to be away from Joe Girardi (88)
- Report: Josh Hamilton had a relapse this offseason that “involved at least cocaine” (86)