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Mauer returns, but Twins injuries linger

Posted on: June 17, 2011 6:58 pm
Edited on: June 17, 2011 7:39 pm
 
By Matt Snyder

Joe Mauer is back Friday night, but that doesn't mean the Twins are fully healed. Not even close.

Here's the latest rundown, courtesy of Joe Christensen of the Star Tribune.

-- Joe Nathan is going to begin a rehab stint Saturday for Triple-A Rochester. The plan is for him to throw two to three games, including working back-to-back nights, and he could return next Friday. The former Twins closer is still having issues with his surgically repaired right elbow.

-- Jim Thome is working back into form from his injured quad and back in Fort Myers. He's reportedly close to game-ready and could join the Twins before their NL road trip -- of course, he'd have to play a position instead of DH, so maybe they'll just hold off on that, giving him some extra time.

- Jason Kubel (foot) and Denard Span (lingering concussion symptoms) have been ruled out for the Twins' trip to San Francisco for the first part of next week. The earliest either will return is next Friday at Milwaukee.

And remember, Justin Morneau is still on the DL as well.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 22, 2011 9:43 am
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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 5, 2011 5:23 pm
 

Mauer returns, but Twins injuries linger

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Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: June 17, 2011 10:39 pm
 

Mauer returns, but Twins injuries linger

Nobody is hating anybody... obviously you're paranoid or something.  But the twins aren't winning anything this year.... as for Joe Mauer, he's an excellent hitter for average but that's about it offensively.  He had one good power year but that was an exception and not the norm...  that crazy contract the Twins signed him to was only to please the Twins fans that threatened to not show up at their new stadium if they let him go or trade him... there isn't a catcher in the history of baseball worth that kind of money..... not even one.  Mauer has missed a lot of games the last 5 years and it's only getting worse.  That contract is going to hurt the Twins for years to come...



Since: Mar 29, 2008
Posted on: June 17, 2011 7:33 pm
 

Mauer returns, but Twins injuries linger

Joe Mauer Is gonna lead the Twins to the promise land so all ya'll haters just keep on hatin. GO TWINS!


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