Reigning American League batting champ, Joe Mauer, suffered a stress reaction in his left leg on Thursday, and will sit out for a few days for treatment.
The Twins described their catcher's injury as a precursor to a stress fracture; an MRI exam found nothing more serious.
This may stop Twins fans hearts for a moment, as memories come rolling in of Mauer's 2004 injury where he suffered a torn meniscus in his left knee, ending his rookie campaign. General manager Terry Ryan says it's nothing to worry about.
The Hometown boy from St. Paul was the first player taken in the 2001 draft. While he missed most of 2004, Mauer revived himself, hitting .294 in 2005 and .347 last year before agreeing to a $33 million, four-year contract in the offseason.