Jul 24 5:13p
Mauer (oblique) took swings in a batting cage for the second straight day Thursday, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
After taking swings on consecutive days, the next step for Mauer will be to take live batting practice. No exact date has been set for this step just yet, so he remains without a clear timetable for return. The 31-year-old hasn't seen game action since July 1, and is likely hoping for a mid-August return.