MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins have placed right-hander Phil Hughes on the 15-day disabled list due to inflammation in his lower back.

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The move was made Thursday, when Hughes was sent for a cortisone injection. The 29-year-old's last start was his worst of the season: nine hits and seven runs allowed in three innings.

Left-hander Tommy Milone will be reinstated from the disabled list and start Sunday against Cleveland, after missing the minimum 15 days because of a strained left elbow. Rookie right-hander Tyler Duffey will be recalled from Triple-A Rochester and start Saturday against the Indians. Duffey gave up six runs in two innings last week at Toronto in his major league debut.

The Twins also moved right-hander Trevor May from the bullpen back into the rotation to start Friday.