Mauer’s likely headed to the DL
Sunday, May 6th, 2007
Joe Mauer had an MRI of his left leg this morning that confirmed a strained left quad. There’s a lump in his leg, plus a little bleeding. So the Twins likely will place Mauer on the DL after the game and call Chris Heintz up from Class AAA Rochester.
It’s another blow to a Twins team that been taking a lot of shots lately. But this one, of course, is huge because Mauer is a .353 hitter who plays a vital position on the field. With the other injuries and a slumping Justin Morneau, the Twins are a few sandwiches short of a picnic.
Mike Redmond will handle most of the catching duties. If something happens to him, Luis Rodriguez will put on the gear and make things really interesting.