Punto activated from DL

Updated: June 12, 2009, 1:37 PM ET
Associated Press

CHICAGO -- The Minnesota Twins have activated infielder Nick Punto from the 15-day disabled list and optioned infielder Alexi Casilla to Triple-A Rochester.

The move was announced on Friday before Minnesota's interleague game at the Chicago Cubs.

Punto went on the DL on May 29 with a strained right groin. The switch-hitter has been a valuable utility player for the Twins since 2005. He was batting .187 at the time of his injury, well below his .284 average last season.

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