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Friday, July 11, 2014

Twins Injury Update: Joe Mauer not expected back after break

By on 7/11/2014 11:45:00 AM

The Minnesota Twins enter a weekend series against the Colorado Rockies coming off a 4-2 win over the Seattle Mariners on Thursday. The win improved the Twins to 42-49 on the season. The Twins are trying to overcome a pitching staff that is 26th in the league in ERA. It will not get any easier for the Twins without first baseman Joe Mauer, who has been out since the beginning of July. It now appears that Mauer will not be ready to return right after the All-Star break.

Our own Darius Austin reported on July 2 that Mauer was placed on the disabled list with a right oblique strain that occurred on a swing gave him a double in the bottom of the fourth inning of the previous night's game.

Mike Berardino, who covers the Twins at, tweeted the following quote by Twins assistant general manager Rob Antony.
Mauer, in his 11th Major League season, is batting .271 with two home runs and 28 RBI this season. Mauer's best season was in 2009 when he batted .365 with 28 home runs and 96 RBI. Injuries have hampered him the last several seasons, holding him under 120 games in two of the past three seasons. Mauer has a career batting average of .320 with 107 home runs and 662 RBI.

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  1. Too bad for Mauer and the Twins. He is the face of the franchise today.