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Joe Mauer placed on 7-day concussion disabled list

Aug 20, 2013, 11:14 PM EDT

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The “dizziness” that kept Joe Mauer from the Twins’ starting lineup on Tuesday night against the Tigers was apparently a symptom of something serious.

MLB.com’s Rhett Bollinger reports that the All-Star catcher has been placed on the 7-day concussion disabled list. He’ll be eligible to return next Tuesday for the opening of a three-game series against the Royals, but the Twins will probably take a very cautious approach with their franchise player.

Mauer was struck in his catcher’s mask with several foul tips on Monday and felt disoriented during pregame batting practice on Tuesday. One could argue that he shouldn’t even have been allowed to test it in BP.

Mauer, 30, is hitting .324/.404/.476 with 11 homers and 47 RBI in 113 games this year.

The fourth-place Twins will start Ryan Doumit at catcher in his absence.

  1. billgatesbarber - Aug 20, 2013 at 11:45 PM

    I think Twins fans have heard this one before…

  2. jsally430 - Aug 21, 2013 at 12:06 AM

    wouldn’t be surprised if we didn’t see mr.mauer until next year. save those knees as much as you can. you’ll need them for 2016

  3. ashtongronholz8 - Aug 21, 2013 at 1:01 AM

    Uh oh, there does our playoff hopes

  4. larjones64 - Aug 21, 2013 at 8:20 AM

    Hey smart asses, there are currently 5 catchers on the 7 day concussion DL. Those guys take a hell of a beating back there from plate collisions to fouls off their face masks and bodies. That being said, given the current state of my beloved Twins, there is no need to rush him back from this.

  5. bdnnbd - Aug 21, 2013 at 8:22 AM

    “Concussion” to a Twins fan = instant IBS. Well, if they were relevant.

  6. dluxxx - Aug 21, 2013 at 9:31 AM

    Obviously after seeing what happened to Morneau, Twins fans will be holding their breath. It’s funny, because someone in the local media had mentioned that Joe always seemed to avoid concussions considering the amount of foul tips he takes. Well, actually it isn’t funny, but you know what I mean. Here’s hoping for the best.

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