Twins put Mauer on DL with concussion symptoms

Published 8:20 am Monday, May 21, 2018

Minnesota Twins lost a key member of their batting order Saturday as first baseman Joe Mauer was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a cervical strain and concussion-like symptoms.

The former American League MVP was pulled from Friday’s game in the fifth inning with what the team called “neck stiffness” stemming from a dive for a foul ball on May 11.

Twins manager Paul Molitor revealed Saturday that Mauer was also experiencing balance issues and sensitivity to light the night prior, which contributed to his removal.

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“We ran through the protocol last night,” said Molitor, “and there was no definitive answer there as far as what exactly is ongoing, but given his history … it looks to me like it’s gonna be at least a few days.”