Joe Mauer left Sunday's game against the Indians with a mildly sprained right thumb. It happened when he fouled off a pitch in the ninth inning. The good news is that he is day-to-day.
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A bruised thumb forced Joe Mauer to miss his second straight game Tuesday night, and he's expected to miss Wednesday's series finale against the Royals as well. He bruised his thumb in the ninth inning of Sunday's win over Cleveland. He's still listed as day-to-day.
Mauer hopes to play after taking foul tip to his knee
Joe Mauer took a nasty foul tipped baseball to his left knee in the ninth inning of the Twins' win over Kansas City on Sunday. He stayed in the game, but afterward said, "it's pretty sore right now." Mauer will try and do everything he can to control the swelling with hopes to play against the Angels Monday night.
Gardenhire: 'I'll be the judge' on when Joe Mauer plays catcher, gets days off
Ron Gardenhire says he'll do everything he can to keep Joe Mauer on the field as much as possible this season. How much catcher will Mauer play? That's for Gardenhire to decide. He says he'll give Mauer plenty of days off, "but for the most part", he'll be the judge of when Mauer needs rest.
Mauer out, Parmelee in Twins lineup
Joe Mauer is out of the lineup for a fourth straight game because of a sore thumb. Meanwhile, Chris Parmelee is starting at first base as he rejoins the Twins from AAA Rochester. Parmelee credits ex-Twin Tom Brunansky for helping him "clear" his head in during his short stint in the minors.
Things have changed for Joe Mauer
Last year at this time Joe Mauer wasn't doing a whole lot. This year the catcher says, "Every day I'm just, 'What do you want me to do today?' " He's worked out in all 12 spring practices since pitchers and catchers reported to spring training, and he will likely be in the Twins' lineup in the spring training opener on Saturday.
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