Twins activate 2B Orlando Hudson

Orlando Hudson was activated from the disabled list and back in the Minnesota Twins lineup.

The second baseman, sidelined since July 24 by a strained right oblique muscle, batted second Sunday against the Cleveland Indians.

Right-hander Anthony Slama was optioned to Triple-A Rochester to create roster room for Hudson, who has hit .285 with four homers, 27 RBI and 53 runs in 80 games.

Alexi Casilla, the Twins’ starter at second base in Hudson’s absence, was limping in the clubhouse before the game with a sprained left ankle. He left the game Saturday night after colliding with Cleveland catcher Chris Gimenez. Casilla said he hopes to able to play in a few days.

Slama went 0-1 with a 7.71 ERA in five relief outings after being called up July 20.