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The Minnesota Twins are playing it safe with All-Star catcher Joe Mauer after having seen up close the damage concussions can do to a player. The Twins shut Mauer down for the rest of the season on Monday, saying it wasn’t worth the risk to try to get him back on the field with the team far out of contention and Mauer still experiencing some symptoms of a concussion he sustained on Aug. 19. The Twins have seven games left in what has been another miserable season for them, and Mauer’s injury only adds to the disappointment. He was hurt when he took a foul ball off his mask against the New York Mets and hasn’t played since.
Minnesota Twins catcher Joe Mauer provided enough encouraging signs during his workout Thursday that general manager Terry Ryan and manager Ron Gardenhire remain optimistic he will play again this season after a concussion.
Minnesota Twins catcher Joe Mauer has not cleared his concussion symptoms yet. Mauer was missing from the lineup for the 16th straight game Friday, when the Twins started a series against Toronto. The All-Star said after taking batting practice he had “a good day,” but the recovery process has been slow. Mauer said there’s no timetable for his return but that he hopes to be back “sooner than later.” He was hurt on Aug. 19, hit in the facemask by a foul ball.
Terry Ryan stepped to the podium for a preseason address to the local media and looked across the room at Glen Perkins seated at one of the tables.
The Minnesota Twins came up with a plan last season to keep Joe Mauer’s bat in the lineup. They stopped using him almost exclusively at catcher and mixed in games at first base and designated hitter to reduce the wear and tear on his body.
Twins General Manager Terry Ryan talked with Dave Lee on Friday morning.
The latest change made by the Minnesota Twins in an offseason that will be full of them was the least surprising: general manager Terry Ryan’s removal of the interim tag on his title.
The Minnesota Twins just finished their second straight season with more than 90 losses. After the first one, the normally patient and loyal owners fired general manager Bill Smith.
The surprising Chicago White Sox have made a move to stay on top of the AL Central, acquiring left-hander Francisco Liriano from division rival Minnesota Twins on Saturday night.
Minnesota Twins right-hander Matt Capps is headed back to the disabled list with more shoulder problems.
The Minnesota Twins plunge into the MLB draft this week with a lot of holes to fill and a lot of ammunition to fill them.
Justin Morneau took some swings in early batting practice on Monday and says his sore left wrist is feeling good as he gets closer to being eligible to come off the disabled list.
An MRI test on Minnesota right-hander Nick Blackburn’s shoulder has revealed no damage, and the Twins expect him to make his next start.
The Minnesota Twins announced at a news conference Wednesday that starting pitcher Scott Baker is out indefinitely with an elbow injury in his pitching arm.