Joe Mauer the Twins' franchise player was placed on baseball's seven-day concussion list Tuesday night. He had been scratched from the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Tigers after experiencing dizziness during batting practice.
Mauer originally was set to play first base one day after taking a series of foul balls off his catcher's mask during a makeup game against the New York Mets.
"He took about five foul balls off the head (Monday)" Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said before Tuesday's game and before Mauer was placed on the DL. "I think he has a sore forehead. He's fine. That has nothing to do with it."
Asked Tuesday whether the foul tips Monday were anything beyond the norm Mauer shook his head.
"Not really" he told the Pioneer Press. "It's that time of year too. It's August 20th. Being a catcher you get beat up all year long. I got beat up a little bit behind the plate (Monday) but nothing where I needed to get out from behind there. ... I'm A-OK."
Mauer said he had b...