Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:04:49 -0700
Minnesota Twins C Joe Mauer (oblique) will take live batting practice in the cages this week.
Fantasy Tip: This is a step in the right direction for Mauer returning to the team soon. However, the Twins will likely continue to be cautious with Mauer. Expect him to go on a short rehab assignment before he's activated.
Sun, 27 Jul 2014 20:25:49 -0700
Minnesota Twins 1B Joe Mauer (oblique) is scheduled to take batting practice at Target Field this week.
Fantasy Tip: Mauer is making good progress but likely is a few weeks away from returning to the starting lineup.
Sat, 26 Jul 2014 13:53:31 -0700
Minnesota Twins 1B Joe Mauer (oblique) is taking the day off from swinging Saturday, July 26, and fielded grounders during batting practice. He's still not sure when he'll return.
Fantasy Tip: Mauer is still a week or two away from a rehab assignment.
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:17:27 -0700
Minnesota Twins 1B Joe Mauer (oblique) has been hitting off a tee and going through the hitting progression. He doesn't yet have a timetable for live batting practice.
Fantasy Tip: This could drag into late August, diminishing Mauer's impact upon his return. It's looking like a lost season is nearly confirmed unless he can pick it up soon.
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:22:39 -0700
Minnesota Twins 1B Joe Mauer (oblique) hit in a cage Thursday, July 24. The next step likely will be Mauer taking part in live batting practice, but it is not known when that will happen.
Fantasy Tip: There does not appear to be a definite timetable for when Mauer will return for now. Owners should continue to hold onto him until he is able to return.
Sun, 20 Jul 2014 10:47:13 -0700
Minnesota Twins 1B Joe Mauer (oblique) is unable to resume hitting because he is still experiencing pain in his right oblique, according to manager Ron Gardenhire. "He said there's certain things he does right now that he still feels it, coughing and sneezing and things like that, definitely feels it, so he's obviously not ready to take swings or any of that stuff," Gardenhire said.
Sat, 19 Jul 2014 18:25:17 -0700
Updating a previous report, Minnesota Twins 1B Joe Mauer (oblique) fielded some ground balls on his knees Saturday, July 19. There is no timetable for his return at this point.
Sat, 19 Jul 2014 04:50:08 -0700
Minnesota Twins 1B Joe Mauer (oblique) is making steady progress but has not resumed batting activities.
Fantasy Tip: Mauer is still likely multiple weeks away. Keep him stashed on your bench.
Mon, 14 Jul 2014 18:32:35 -0700
Minnesota Twins 1B Joe Mauer will begin the second half with a 12-game hitting streak. Mauer is hitting .362 (17-for-47) with 12 RBI and a .489 slugging percentage during the solid span.
Thu, 10 Jul 2014 16:58:16 -0700
Minnesota Twins 1B Joe Mauer (oblique) is unlikely to return to the team right after the All-Star break.
Fantasy Tip: Returning prematurely from oblique injuries isn't wise, which is why the Twins will make sure that Mauer is cautious with his rehab. You'll probably have to be really patient with this one.