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Updated: July 28th, 2011 8:45pm
Twins place Alexi Casilla on disabled list, recall Luke Hughes

Twins place Alexi Casilla on disabled list, recall Luke Hughes

by Tom Pelissero
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As expected, Alexi Casilla's strained right hamstring will land him on to the 15-day disabled list.

The Minnesota Twins confirmed the decision during Thursday's game at Texas and announced they had recalled Luke Hughes from Triple-A Rochester to Casilla's spot on the 25-man roster.

Casilla was injured while running the bases during Wednesday's game. The Twins called up Matt Tolbert on Thursday afternoon, then recalled Hughes -- who wasn't eligible to return to the big-league roster barring an injury -- less than 8 hours later.

Hughes, who is hitting .237 (42-for-177) in 60 games with the Twins, is expected to be in uniform for Friday's series opener at Oakland.

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