Minnesota Twins first baseman Joe Mauer missed his fourth straight game with lower back spasms and manager Ron Gardenhire said the six-time All-Star could go on the disabled list. Mauer played catch and hit off a batting tee Wednesday, but it’s unclear when he’ll be able to play.
Minnesota Twins first baseman Joe Mauer will miss at least one game with lower back spasms. Mauer was taken out of Sunday’s win against Baltimore in the third inning when his back tightened. Manager Ron Gardenhire said Monday that Mauer has improved, but the team wants to give their star some extra rest.
Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio is a late scratch against the Phoenix Suns because of back spasms.
Minnesota Timberwolves All-Star Kevin Love was scratched from the starting lineup against the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday night because of back spasms.