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As of yesterday, Minnesota Twins catcher Joe Mauer told manager Ron Gardenhire that he was feeling better. However, the skipper told reporters that the team still doesn't have a timetable for Mauer's return, according to Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com.
"We just have to wait and see," Gardenhire said.
"I don't have a timetable. He came in today and says he feels actually
pretty decent. He's had some rough days at home. ... He's getting better and
it's just going to take time here."
Mauer continues to work his way back from a concussion that's sidelined him since Aug. 20. He was scratched from that game after experiencing dizziness during batting practice, and the Twins ultimately placed him on the seven-day disabled list for concussions. Mauer sustained the concussion when he took a foul tip from the bat of Ike Davis off his mask during a contest against the New York Mets on Aug. 19.
At this point, general manager Terry Ryan said that there is no plan to shut Mauer down for the remainder of the season. Still, considering the Twins are not contending and the end of the current campaign is quickly approaching, the longer Mauer remains sidelined the more of a possibility this becomes.
Concussions have been an issue in general over the past several seasons, but it seems as though they've hit the Twins especially hard. Former MVP Justin Morneau dealt with the effects of a concussion earlier in his career, and Minnesota has led the majors in concussions this season. Beyond Mauer, Ryan Doumit, Trevor Plouffe and Wilkin Ramirez have also been placed on the seven-day DL, according to Mike Berardino of The Pioneer Press.
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