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Joe Mauer is ready to rejoin the Twins after missing a month

Aug 11, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

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Out since early July with a strained oblique muscle, Twins first baseman Joe Mauer is set to come off the disabled list for tonight’s game against the Astros.

Mauer went 6-for-15 (.400) on a four-game minor-league rehab assignment at Single-A without experiencing any setbacks, and Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports that the former MVP is on his way to Houston to rejoin the team.

Mauer got off to a terrible start this season after sitting out the end of last year following a concussion and moving from catcher to first base, but he was hitting .320 in his last 20 games and had an active 12-game hitting streak at the time of the oblique injury.

  1. happytwinsfan - Aug 11, 2014 at 11:13 AM

    12 game hitting streak, hmm, there’s still enough time to break DiMaggio’s 56 game hitting streak this year!

  2. luvmnsports2012 - Aug 11, 2014 at 1:10 PM

    Yay…..

  3. wisbadgfan - Aug 11, 2014 at 2:52 PM

    Please stay healthy Joe—–the last three years have really been tough for you on injuries.

    Joe is a great guy, a fine hitter with a great swing, and a good man to have on your team.

    HIs power numbers and rbi totals have been down greatly since the Twins have moved into their new ballpark.

    With his huge contract on the books for the next several years, it would not be a great surprise to see the Twins try to trade him. The Twins would probably have to absorb a decent portion of his remaining contract in order to trade him.

    In any event, I wish you good luck Joe, and hope that you can get it going again.

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