• Gardy indicates Mauer nearing return to lineup

    Summary of 3 articles · Updated May 11, 2014
    Mauer received treatment after Saturday's game at the team hotel, and Gardenhire is hopeful Mauer's back problem is a thing of the past. So Gardenhire called it an easy decision to put Mauer in the lineup for the first time since Sunday. Gardenhire said the Twins remain hopeful Mauer could return by Saturday or Sunday as a designated hitter. Top prospect Buxton reinjures wrist; MRI this week DETROIT Twins top prospect Byron Buxton is scheduled to undergo an MRI exam on his left wrist in the next few days after reinjuring it on a slide on Thursday, according to Twins director of Minor League operations Brad Steil.
    Source: MLB.com
    • Mauer stays at DH, may return to first Tuesday

      Joe Mauer, who has been bothered by a sore lower back, was in the lineup for the second straight day at designated hitter against the Tigers on Sunday, and he is expected to return to action at first base on Tuesday after Monday's off-day.
      Source: MLB.com
    • Mauer returns to lineup at designated hitter Saturday

      After missing five games with lower back spasms, Joe Mauer returned to the lineup on Saturday against the Tigers, starting at designated hitter and batting third.
      Source: MLB.com

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