The Minnesota Twins have cut infielder Luke Hughes to open a roster spot for pitcher Jason Marquis, who has been recalled from Double-A New Britain to start against the New York Yankees.
Marquis, who grew up in New York and still lives in the city, was set to make his first appearance with his new team. He signed a $3 million, one-year contract with the Twins in the offseason but left spring training after four starts when his 7-year-old daughter, Reese, was seriously injured in a bicycle accident.
Marquis' family, including Reese, was expected to attend Wednesday night's game.
Needing to build up arm strength and stamina, Marquis began the season at New Britain. He went 1-0 with a 1.93 ERA in two starts, striking out 11 and walking none in 14 innings.