Cuddyer, Mauer Out For Twins Vs. Tigers

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins are missing two of their top hitters against Detroit ace Justin Verlander on Saturday.

Joe Mauer missed his third straight game because of a stiff neck and Michael Cuddyer was out with a sore left wrist.

Two days after saying Mauer “had to be available to play” in a game against the Baltimore Orioles, Twins manager Ron Gardenhire defended his star catcher, who has come under criticism for missing so much time with injuries.

Gardenhire said before the game that Mauer doesn’t get enough credit for all of the times he has played hurt and felt that was unfair.

Cuddyer was hit by a pitch on his left wrist on Wednesday night, but played on Thursday and Friday before needing a day off to rest it.

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  1. DARREN says:

    You would think Mauer was a emergency room doctor saving thousands of lives every day. He is no hero. Just another overpaid athlete who thinks his poop doesnt stink.

    The KQ morning show has it right. He is a P$%#Y

  2. Thome and the utility guy, whats his name???? says:

    LMFAO — we got nuttin but homeys writing columns it seems.
    Mauer a top hitter??? You looking at stats how old?????
    I see 7-8 guys I much prefer holding a bat wearing a twin uniform….the 23M guy is the 23K utility boy.
    Sad ….
    Hey – Thome crushed another one. Great for him, and the fans over there. We sure as heck have nothing to offer one…..GO Big Jim !!!!!

  3. Thome and the who??? says:

    LMFAO — we got nuttin but homeys writing columns it seems.
    Mauer a top hitter??? You looking at stats how old?????
    I see 7-8 guys I much prefer holding a bat wearing a twin uniform….the 23M guy is the 23K utility boy.
    Sad ….
    Hey – Thome crushed another one. Great for him, and the fans over there. We sure as heck have nothing to offer one…..GO Big Jim !!!!!

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