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Updated: June 2nd, 2011 4:02pm
Twins place Jason Kubel, Jim Thome on DL; Revere, Hughes recalled

Twins place Jason Kubel, Jim Thome on DL; Revere, Hughes recalled

by Phil Mackey
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Ben Revere was called up on Wednesday to replace either Jim Thome or Jason Kubel.

It turns out the Minnesota Twins had to place a second call.

A team source said on Thursday afternoon that Thome (strained left quadriceps) and Kubel (sprained mid-left foot) both are headed for the disabled list.

The Twins announced a short time later they have activated Revere for Thursday night's series opener at Kansas City and would recall infielder Luke Hughes from Triple-A Rochester in time for Friday's game.

Hughes was hitting .211 (15-for-71) and slugging .296 with three doubles, one home run and six RBIs when the Twins sent him and Revere down on May 22 to make room for Thome and outfielder Jason Repko.

Thome, who spent nearly a month on the DL in early May due to oblique and back issues, was forced to leave Wednesday's game against the Detroit Tigers after the sixth inning because of the quad strain. His turn in the batting order came around in the seventh inning with the bases loaded, two outs and the Twins trailing 4-2. Pinch-hitter Trevor Plouffe struck out looking to end the threat.

Thome's .820 OPS in 94 plate appearances is tied for the team lead with Kubel. His .372 on-base percentage leads the team.

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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