Mauer’s concussion issues linger

Minnesota Twins catcher Joe Mauer has not cleared his concussion
symptoms yet.

Mauer was missing from the lineup for the 16th straight game
Friday, when the Twins started a series against Toronto. The
All-Star said after taking batting practice he had ”a good day,”
but the recovery process has been slow.

Mauer said there’s no timetable for his return but that he hopes
to be back ”sooner than later.” He was hurt on Aug. 19, hit in
the facemask by a foul ball.

General manager Terry Ryan said Mauer has had no setbacks and he
doesn’t have ”any doubt” that Mauer will play again this