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Updated: May 22nd, 2011 6:03pm
Twins activate Jim Thome, Jason Repko, option Ben Revere, Luke Hughes

Twins activate Jim Thome, Jason Repko, option Ben Revere, Luke Hughes

by Tom Pelissero
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As expected, the Minnesota Twins made multiple roster moves after Sunday's loss at Arizona, activating designated hitter Jim Thome and outfielder Jason Repko from the disabled list and optioning outfielder Ben Revere and infielder Luke Hughes to Class-AAA Rochester.

Thome hasn't played since April 30 because of a left oblique strain. Repko, who had been on a rehab assignment at Rochester, hasn't played in a big-league game since May 1 because of a right quad strain.

The demotion of Hughes was no surprise. He was hitting .211 (15-for-71) with three doubles, one home run and six RBIs in 25 games and had lost playing time since shortstop Trevor Plouffe moved into the everyday lineup.

Revere had been scuffling at the plate as well -- his 2-for-4 performance on Sunday lifted his average to .242 (8-for-33) -- but manager Ron Gardenhire indicated on Sunday morning the 23-year-old may not be gone for long.

"I've really enjoyed Ben," Gardenhire said. "I told Billy (Smith, the Twins' general manager) that (Saturday) night. 'Rep' hasn't swung the bat great down there."

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