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No timetable yet for Joe Mauer’s return from oblique strain

Jul 11, 2014, 12:48 PM EDT

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Joe Mauer is two weeks into what is usually at least a month-long recovery for a strained oblique muscle and there’s no timetable yet for the Twins first baseman’s return to the lineup.

Mauer is eligible to come off the disabled list on July 18, but Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports that he’s yet to start baseball activities and continues to have some soreness.

Mauer’s move from catcher to first base got off to a terrible start, but he was actually starting to hit well before suffering the oblique injury. In his last 20 games before going on the disabled list Mauer hit .320 and he’s currently got a 12-game hitting streak on hold.

In his absence Chris Colabello and Chris Parmelee has been sharing time at first base.

  1. schrutebeetfarms - Jul 11, 2014 at 1:13 PM

    Isn’t the time table about 2 more weeks if it is a month long injury?

    • boogerhill - Jul 11, 2014 at 10:09 PM

      What a puss, Ripken would have played through it!

  2. pwshrugged - Jul 11, 2014 at 1:23 PM

    Hey Twins fans, on the plus side:

    1 – Colabello is back!

    2 – At least it’s not bilateral leg weakness!

    • aarontzach - Jul 11, 2014 at 6:52 PM

      2.5 — …or anything concussion related.

  3. jeffa43 - Jul 11, 2014 at 1:28 PM

    Mlb network…. Please get rid of high heat! The show forces me away from your network.

    Signed,

    All with ears.

    Sorry hardball, needed a platform.

    • tmhofficial - Jul 11, 2014 at 2:10 PM

      I’m sure the MLB Network checks here often for fan feedback.

  4. yahmule - Jul 11, 2014 at 2:18 PM

    Basically a replacement level player as a first baseman.

  5. bigmeechy74 - Jul 11, 2014 at 2:35 PM

    I didn’t know he was still in the league

    • West Madison's town Whore - Jul 11, 2014 at 4:43 PM

      lets hope he takes the rest of the year off as he has continued to under perform since he signed that massive contract

      • boogerhill - Jul 11, 2014 at 10:10 PM

        Mauer has no power!

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