ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) – Minnesota Twins star Joe Mauer is injured — and sick.
General manager Bill Smith said Friday before the Twins’ game at Tampa Bay that Mauer went to a hospital for evaluation and treatment Thursday night after “suffering from extreme flu-like symptoms.”
Smith said Mauer was sick during and after the 4-3, 10th-inning loss to the Rays. Mauer received fluids and antibiotics and was discharged back to the team’s hotel.
Mauer was placed on the 15-day disabled list on Thursday because of leg weakness stemming from offseason arthroscopic surgery on his left knee.
The three-time AL batting champion and 2009 AL MVP is scheduled for a follow-up visit to a specialist in Baltimore. The doctor treated Mauer’s lower-back problem that put him on the DL for a month in 2009.
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