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Paul Molitor, a future Hall of Famer on rehabilitation assignment from the Minnesota Twins, makes his presence known with the Salt Lake Buzz - both at the plate, left, and in the dugout, right. Molitor is preparing to return to the Twins after being sidelined earlier this season by broken ribs suffered when he was hit by a pitch. In his debut as a designated hitter Monday night in Tucson, Molitor went 3-of-5 in the Buzz's 7-6 loss to the Sidewinders. Tuesday night, his 2-of-5 performance included a double in Salt Lake's 4-3 victory over Tucson, which was keyed by A.J. Pierzynski's two-run homer - his first of the year - in the eighth inning. Jeff Harris (2-0) allowed one run on one hit over one inning to earn the win, while Travis Miller gave up just two hits and no runs over the final two innings to pick up his eighth save. Molitor, 41, who has collected more than 3,000 hits in his 21-year major-league career, will likely return to the Twins before the Buzz are back in Salt Lake Friday night.