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Richard Tsong-Taatarii, Dml - Star Tribune

Mauer, Capps should be back playing soon

  • June 19, 2012 - 1:08 PM

Twins catcher Joe Mauer remains day-to-day because of a bruised right quadriceps muscle, Twins General Manager Terry Ryan said Monday.

Mauer got kneed in the quad by Milwaukee's Rickie Weeks on a slide into home plate Sunday. Mauer remained in the game for five more innings and got three hits, raising his average to .314 before leaving for a pinch runner.

"It's not anything we need to worry about," Ryan said. "There's still some tightness, but I think he'll be OK in the near future."

Twins closer Matt Capps was unavailable to pitch Saturday and Sunday because of a sore shoulder. Capps fell to 1-4 with a 3.55 ERA on Friday, when he gave up a two-run homer to Milwaukee's Martin Maldanado.

"Capps is fine," Ryan said. "They're both day-to-day."

Ryan said he has no concerns about either player needing to go on the disabled list. The Twins were off Monday and flew to Pittsburgh, where they'll begin a three-game series with the Pirates on Tuesday.

JOE CHRISTENSEN

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