Found August 20, 2013 on Midwest Sports Fans:
The Minnesota Twins are having another disappointing season and things just got much worse. Joe Mauer, the face of the Twins franchise, was diagnosed with a concussion on Tuesday and has landed on the disabled list as a result. Mauer took a few foul balls off the mask during Monday’s game and reportedly experienced dizziness during batting practice on Tuesday. He was scratched from the lineup as a result. The 30-year-old was then given a concussion test and subsequently moved to the seven-day concussion disabled list. While the six-time All-Star catcher could return in a week, I sincerely doubt the Twins will rush their franchise player back quickly. After dropping Tuesday night’s game 6-3 to the Detroit Tigers, Minnesota is now 55-69 on the season and sits 17.5 games behind the Tigers for first place in the American League Central. While the Twins are struggling, Mauer is having another outstanding season. He is hitting .324, with 11 home runs, 47 RBIs, an on-base percentage of .40...
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Twins place Joe Mauer on seven-day concussion DL

Twins assistant general manager Rob Antony is becoming a big fan of Major League Baseball's seven-day concussion list. The team placed franchise-face Joe Mauer on it Tuesday a week after fellow catcher Ryan Doumit spent a week out of the lineup in a similar situation. Mauer took multiple foul balls off his mask in Monday's loss to the Mets and was scratched from the lineup...

Twins' Mauer scratched from game

Minnesota Twins first baseman Joe Mauer was scratched from the lineup against the Detroit Tigers because he experienced dizziness Tuesday night in batting practice. Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said earlier in the day that Mauer was probably not going to catch during the three-game series in Detroit, adding he planned to play him as a first baseman or designated hitter. Mauer was...

Joe Mauer placed on concussion disabled list

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...

Twins' Chris Colabello doing what he can to be serviceable OF

When Twins outfielder Oswaldo Arcia needed a translator to help with an interview earlier this month, he didn't turn to Bobby Cuellar, Minnesota's bullpen coach who is fluent in both Spanish and English. The duty fell to Chris Colabello. As it turns out, Colabello is trilingual. The Twins rookie is fluent in English and Italian and is "close" to being fluent in...

Twins recall rookie reliever Tonkin

The Minnesota Twins have recalled right-handed reliever Michael Tonkin from Triple-A Rochester. The move was made before Tuesday's game in Detroit, where the Twins began a three-game series with the Tigers. Tonkin took the roster spot opened by the demotion of starting pitcher Kyle Gibson to Triple-A. Tonkin appeared in one game for the Twins on July 11, recording four outs...

Twins' Glen Perkins up to the task against Miguel Cabrera

It would appear Glen Perkins has yet to check out despite the Minnesota Twins' ailing season. The way he finished off the best hitter in professional baseball Tuesday, such a course of action remains highly unlikely. Two days after Tigers triple crown repeat candidate Miguel Cabrera beat fellow American League Central Division foe Kansas City with a walk-off homerun, Perkins...

First Pitch: The Conflicting Reports on Justin Morneau

Earlier tonight I started getting “Morneau to the Pirates?” tweets. I had no idea where they were coming from, since none of my other Twitter columns were mentioning Morneau. I did a search and found that Charley Walters of the Pioneer Press had this opinion on Morneau. Pittsburgh Pirates still seem the best bet if the Twins trade Justin Morneau before Aug. 31. — Charley Walters...

Twins Monday: Kyle Gibson says he understands demotion

MINNEAPOLIS -- What's almost certainly Kyle Gibson's last stroll off the Target Field pitcher's mound this season didn't end at the home dugout. Rather than watch all the latter stages of a 6-1, interleague loss he helped precipitate, the Twins rookie shuffled to the team's video room after being chased in the fourth inning. There, he sat through a painful self...

Late-game miscues cost Twins in setback at Detroit

A singular slip. In so many Twins setbacks this season, that's all it's taken. A wave of uncharacteristic miscues Wednesday at Comerica Park put Minnesota's 7-1 loss at Detroit far out of reach, but one pitch on an otherwise stellar night from Kevin Correia had manager Ron Gardenhire shaking his head, again. After Brian Dozier's two-out, RBI single broke a scoreless...

Trevor Plouffe Makes Diving Catch at Third Base, Can’t Get Ball Out of Glove To Make Play (GIF)

Trevor Plouffe just had a case of the Mondays. The Twins third baseman couldn’t pull it together Monday afternoon against the Mets. Mets center fielder Juan Lagares knocked a grounder that looked like it might thread the needle between Plouffe and shortstop Omar Quintanilla, but Plouffe was able to make a diving catch and get his glove on it. The problem arose when Plouffe couldn’t...

Morneau expects to stay with Twins

Four-time All-Star Justin Morneau has cleared August trade waivers, making him a possible acquisition for clubs in search of offensive upgrades. But he told FOX Sports on Tuesday afternoon that he expects to remain with the Minnesota Twins past the Aug. 31 deadline to set postseason rosters. "I think there would have to be some kind of long-term injury to somebody on one of...

Morneau clears waivers; expects to stay with Twins

Four-time All-Star Justin Morneau has cleared August trade waivers, making him a possible acquisition for clubs in search of offensive upgrades. But he told FOX Sports on Tuesday afternoon that he expects to remain with the Minnesota Twins past the Aug. 31 deadline to set postseason rosters. "I think there would have to be some kind of long-term injury to somebody on one of...

Twins 6, Tigers 3

Justin Morneau had a season high four hits, including a two-run homer and a two-run double, and Glen Perkins struck out Miguel Cabrera with two on for the final out to help the Minnesota Twins hold off the Detroit Tigers in a 6-3 win Tuesday night. Mike Pelfrey (5-10) gave up three runs and seven hits in 6 2-3 innings. Jared Burton got out of a two-on, one-out jam in the eighth...

Twins top Tigers, 6-3

DETROIT (AP) -- Justin Morneau had a season high four hits, including a two-run homer and a two-run double, and Glen Perkins struck out Miguel Cabrera with two on for the final out to help the Minnesota Twins hold off the Detroit Tigers in a 6-3 win Tuesday night. Mike Pelfrey (5-10) gave up three runs and seven hits in 6 2-3 innings. Jared Burton got out of a two-on, one-out jam...

Lulz Of The Week: Giancarlo performs “Single Ladies” + Starling & Colabello struggle in OF

Giancarlo Stanton rules. —– The Raul Ibanez GIF you need to watch … because yes Jared Burton & Brian Duensing punch each other in the bullpen during homers … twice Zack Greinke is very, very, very confused by Hanley Ramirez Adrian Beltre gets caught in rundown, tries to escape to left field Pitching the Juan Uribe, Hanley Ramirez, and Yasiel Puig show to Time Warner Cable...
MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.