What opportunities will Luke Hughes get this season with the Twins?
Few and far between according to Wally Fish on Puckett’s Pond blog.
Luke Hughes has had his moments, but he’s never really profiled as an everyday major league player. That said he remains on the Twins 40-man roster and still has a chance to become a useful bench bat and utility player. His defense is a bit of a shortcoming but he is capable of playing 3B, 2B, and LF in spots. Brendan Harris has moved on, but Trevor Plouffe and Matt Tolbert appear to be options 1 and 2 to fill the Twins infield utility slot heading into 2011. As a result his opportunities to log major league service time in the upcoming season figure to be few and far between.