Twins catcher Joe Mauer, who was held out of the Minnesota starting lineup on Wednesday and Thursday, has now been placed on the 15-day disabled list due to bilateral leg weakness. (Not sure what that is exactly but it does sound better than trilateral leg weakness) The Twins aren’t giving out too much information at the moment, but the condition is often related to nerve or spinal cord issues and can be very serious. Mauer will visit a specialist in Baltimore Friday. Your option as his back up is Drew Butera, (Who?) he owns a brutal .193/.231/.287 career batting line in the major leagues, The Twins are very short on catching depth.
Go get yourself a Ryan Hanigan or Ramón Hernández from the Reds or the Rookie Wilson Ramos in Washington for the time being. This news doesn’t sound good for a guy that squats 3 hours a day to make a living. Let’s look back a month ago…(this is you) hmmm should I draft Catcher in the early rounds who is coming off injury?…what the hell were you thinking.