In search for any kind of offensive production from the catcher spot in the absence of Joe Mauer, the Minnesota Twins are swapping one struggling hitter for another.
Minnesota Twins catcher Joe Mauer will begin some light swinging and throwing Wednesday as he rehabilitates from leg weakness.
Twins general manager Bill Smith said Friday that catcher Joe Mauer went to a hospital for treatment and evaluation after suffering from “extreme flu-like symptoms.”
Minnesota Twins catcher Joe Mauer was not in the starting lineup for Thursday night’s game against Tampa Bay because of soreness.
In his final at-bat against Oakland on Sunday, Joe Mauer ripped a double off the wall in right field.
The Minnesota Twins aren’t planning on moving Joe Mauer to another position anytime soon. He just won’t be behind the plate very much at the start of spring training.