Originally written on Fox Sports North  |  Last updated 3/5/12
FORT MYERS, Fla. Twins infielder Luke Hughes played Sunday for the first time since straining his right shoulder while playing winter ball in his native Australia. While Hughes went 0-for-3 with a strikeout, he said everything felt good with his shoulder one day later."It was awesome," Hughes said. "A good bit of weight off the shoulders a little bit, to know I can get through it without feeling it at all. It was good."Hughes was back in Minnesota's lineup Monday against Boston as the Twins' designated hitter. He batted seventh in the lineup.With the shoulder still not 100 percent, though, Hughes hasn't been able to play in the field yet. But he said Monday that he's hopeful to return to the infield soon."I'm kind of hoping in the next couple days I should be alright to fully be ready to go," said Hughes, who batted .223 in 96 games for the Twins lat season. "I'm thinking the next couple days hopefully if everything keeps continuing going the way it is, there's no reason why I can'...
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