Mauer, Morneau will end season on Twins DL
Former MVPs Joe Mauer and Justin Morneau are officially on the
Minnesota Twins’ disabled list.
The Twins also placed rookie infielder Tsuyoshi Nishioka on the
disabled list Saturday. All three are out for the season. The move
on Mauer is retroactive to Sept. 15, while Morneau and Nishioka go
back to Sept. 12.
Mauer has pneumonia. The 2009 AL MVP missed two months earlier
in the year with a leg injury and hit .287 with three homers and 30
RBIs in 82 games – well off his career .327 average entering
Morneau is out with concussion symptoms, which sidelined him
most of the second half of 2010. The 2006 AL MVP missed time
earlier this year after neck surgery and a strained left wrist. He
hit .227 with four homers and 30 RBIs in 69 games.
Nishioka has a right oblique strain. He hit .226 with no homers
and 19 RBIs in 68 games.