Originally written on Sports Injury Alert  |  Last updated 5/22/15

Apr 20, 2014; Kansas City, MO, USA; Minnesota Twins base runner Joe Mauer (7) rounds third and scores against the Kansas City Royals during the first inning at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports
The Minnesota Twins lost to the Chicago White Sox on Friday by the score of 9-5. The loss dropped the Twins to 46-56, last in the American League Central. The Twins continue to be hurt by their pitching staff which is 27th in the Major Leagues in ERA. There is some good news regarding the staff, as Phil Hughes is not expected to miss a start after being hit in the shin by a batted ball on Thursday. There is other injury news regarding first baseman Joe Mauer and pitching prospect Kohl Stewart. #451531766 / gettyimages.comI reported on July 22 that Mauer, who has been out since the beginning of July with a right oblique strain, took swings for the second straight day and fielded grounders and made throws. There was no timetable for his return.An update on Mauer, as reported by Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com, is that Mauer starting hitting soft toss on Friday, but there is still no timetable for when he'll start facing live pitching.Mauer, in his 11th Major League season, is batting...
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