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Updated: April 30th, 2010 9:48pm
Punto activated from DL

Punto activated from DL

by Phil Mackey
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As manager Ron Gardenhire hinted earlier today on 1500 ESPN, Nick Punto (groin/hip) has been activated from the 15-day disabled list and will be available for Saturday night's game in Cleveland.

To make room, the Twins optioned Luke Hughes to class-AAA Rochester.

Hughes certainly made a lasting impression this week by blasting a home run in his first major league plate appearance.

Phil Mackey is a columnist for He co-hosts "Mackey & Judd" from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekdays on 1500 ESPN Twin Cities.
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