Mauer returns to lineup for Twins
Joe Mauer has returned to the Minnesota Twins lineup after
missing one game because of a stiff back.
Mauer was scratched from Friday night’s game against Boston
after he woke up with back pain. Manager Ron Gardenhire says Mauer
came to Target Field on Saturday feeling much better, and he was
put back in the lineup as the designated hitter. The plan is for
him to catch the series finale on Sunday.
Mauer entered with a 14-game hitting streak and a .349 batting
The Twins also announced that right-hander Cole De Vries has
been reinstated from the disabled list and optioned to Triple-A
Rochester. De Vries has been on the disabled list since April 7
because of a strained right forearm.