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Postby Another Blown Save » Sun May 06, 2007 2:07 pm

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.


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Postby jswede » Sun May 06, 2007 2:15 pm

Mike Redmond, huh.... I need a C for the next few weeks as Piazza is out. I grabbed Bengie Molina off the wire. Anyone with a thought on Redmond vs Bengie as a 2 week replacement?
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Postby sideofzen » Sun May 06, 2007 2:33 pm

Bengie. He is hot right now. Ride it out.
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Postby BlueBandit24 » Sun May 06, 2007 3:14 pm

:-o :~( :-/
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Postby Treebeard's Nuts » Sun May 06, 2007 4:04 pm

Well this stinks. urg :~(
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Postby UGADawgGuy » Sun May 06, 2007 5:46 pm

Craptastic. Any idea how long Mauer's out, with this type of injury? A week? Two? More?
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Postby zig zag daddy » Sun May 06, 2007 7:44 pm

picked up doumit just before the injury. That catcher eligibility is awesome. I just hope he can stay hot.
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