Skip to main content
Updated:
Original:

Mauer on track to return to the Twins in Houston

Author:

Minnesota Twins first baseman Joe Mauer is on track to return to the Twins next week in Houston.

Mauer, who played first base Wednesday night for the Cedar Rapids Kernels, has been recovering from the strained oblique that has kept him sidelined since early July.

Hard ball Talk reports that Mauer is scheduled to remain in Cedar Rapids through the weekend.

According to the Pioneer Press, Mauer developed some sore muscles in his return to action after missing more than a month.

"As expected, I was pretty sore all over," Mauer told the Pioneer Press. "The best thing is that the side I don't want to be sore isn't. It's everything else that is sore. I expected that, and it's OK."

Mauer was 1-for-3 with a run scored while serving as the designated hitter for the Kernels on Tuesday. His efforts helped Cedar Rapids to a 9-0 victory and he was back in the lineup on Wednesday and was 0-for-3, before leaving the game after six innings.

Mauer had a busy first day in Cedar Rapids on Tuesday. According to the Cedar Rapids Gazette, Mauer spent nearly two hours signing autographs for fans who came to Tuesday night's game. He also posed for pictures in the Kernels club house.

Mauer is hoping he can have a a strong finish to what has been a disappointing year. Prior to the injury, he had been hitting .271 with two home runs and 28 RBIs in his first 76 games.

Mauer is making $23 million this season. MLB Fan Graphs projects that given his struggles this year Mauer has been worth about $2.8 million.

Next Up

Tony Oliva

Tony Oliva and Jim Kaat are finally heading to Cooperstown

The Twins legends were elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame on Sunday night.

Tanner Morgan

Report: Gophers to play in Guaranteed Rate Bowl

The Gophers will reportedly head to Phoenix to take on West Virginia.

Adam Thielen

Winless Lions beat Vikings on final play of game

Adam Thielen also left early with an ankle injury

Payton Willis / Gopher Basketball

Gophers improve to 7-0 on Willis' late 3-pointer

The Gophers earned back-to-back road victories for the first time since January 2017.

Flickr - police lights squad siren - Edward Kimmel

Woman in critical condition after being shot in the head in St. Paul

Officers responded to the incident at around 2:45 a.m. Saturday.

Alexander Mattison

Vikings-Lions: 5 things you can count on

It's a great time for the Vikings to play the Lions.

covid

Omicron variant confirmed in Wisconsin man who traveled to South Africa

Five other cases have been confirmed and linked to a Wisconsin wedding.

Sharon Mollerus - duluth - snow plow car

Sunday snowstorm walloping MN's North Shore with huge totals

Just ridiculous snow totals expected the rest of Sunday.

Screen Shot 2021-12-05 at 6.49.03 AM

Saturday snow causes havoc on Twin Cities roads

There were countless spinouts and crashes across Minnesota.

Kirill Kaprizov

Wild win battle of NHL's hottest teams, extend winning streak to six

Kirill Kaprizov delivered a shootout winner to take down the Maple Leafs.

Related