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Mauer continues dealing with knee soreness

Mauer continues dealing with knee soreness

MINNEAPOLIS -- Twins catcher Joe Mauer said after Tuesday's 6-4 victory over the Indians that he had not received a cortisone shot in his sore left knee, but manager Ron Gardenhire didn't rule out the possibility of that still happening.

After an MRI on Tuesday ruled out any structural damage in Mauer's knee, Gardenhire said that the catcher might have a cortisone shot to treat the minor tissue inflammation that was causing the soreness.

"He had that dye in there [from the MRI], so I'm not sure if I'm worried about all that stuff or not," Gardenhire said. "I'm just letting him sit on it for a day or so."

Mauer is still considered day-to-day after jamming his left knee in the sixth inning of Sunday's game against the A's. If he were to get a cortisone shot, Gardenhire said that the catcher would likely miss 4-5 games.

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