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It seems Joe Mauer's thighs may need another BLB rub-down.

After spending more than a month nursing a strained left quadriceps muscle early in the season, the reigning AL batting champ may be staring down another trip to the DL -- this time to take care his tight left hamstring.

Mauer injured himself in the eighth inning of the Minnesota Twins' 8-1 win over the Baltimore Orioles Saturday night, rounding second base on a Torii Hunter double. After stepping on the bag with his right foot, he felt his left hammy tighten up and had some serious trouble making it to third. He exited the field under his own power, but was unable to run.

This news comes on the heels of a left ankle injury sustained in Tuesday's game vs. the Seattle Mariners, during a fifth-inning play on Jose Guillen at home plate. The ankle was taped up and Mauer rested for Wednesday's game.

With a regularly-scheduled day off Sunday, backup Mike Redmond will resume catching duties and Mauer will remain day-to-day until further notice.

Get well soon, !

In other Twins news, phenom Francisco Liriano will meet with doctors this coming week to check on his progress after undergoing Tommy John surgery. If all is well, he could begin throwing from a mound around the 1st of November.

Franchise has already started throwing from a flat distance of roughly 120 feet and should enter the 2008 season in the Minnesota rotation, if his rehab goes as planned.

[Twins Insider] | [Angryscott's Haberdashery and Twins Blog] | []


Megs said...

Dude, the Twins CAN"T lose Man Muscles. It just can't happen.

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