{}
CLOSE

Now Commenting On:

Mauer day to day after spraining thumb

Mauer day to day after spraining thumb

|
Mauer day to day after spraining thumb
CLEVELAND -- Joe Mauer left Sunday's 6-3 victory over the Indians with a mild right thumb sprain and is listed as day to day.

Mauer, serving as the designated hitter, left the game when Darin Mastroianni pinch-hit for him to lead off the ninth inning.

Mauer said he injured his thumb on a foul ball on a 1-2 count before he eventually struck out against reliever Nick Hagadone in the seventh.

"I fouled a pitch back and I felt it," Mauer said. "It was a little worse on that last pitch, too. But it's only day to day, which is good."

Mauer added that it wasn't a re-aggravation of an old injury, as it was the first time he felt any discomfort in his thumb all season.

"It was just that one at-bat," Mauer said. "I went down after and tried to swing and it was barking at me pretty good. So we decided to get some ice on it to help with the swelling."

Mauer went 1-for-3 on the day, with an RBI single in the first inning. He walked and scored in the third and flied out to center in the fifth.

Mauer has missed just one game this season, and is hitting .298 with a .407 on-base percentage and .419 slugging percentage in 52 games.

Rhett Bollinger is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Bollinger Beat, and follow him on Twitter @RhettBollinger. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

{}
{}
Boys and Girls Club of America

©2014 MLBAM, LP. All rights reserved.

The following are trademarks or service marks of Major League Baseball entities and may be used only with permission of Major League Baseball Properties, Inc. or the relevant Major League Baseball entity: Major League, Major League Baseball, MLB, the silhouetted batter logo, World Series, National League, American League, Division Series, League Championship Series, All-Star Game, and the names, nicknames, logos, uniform designs, color combinations, and slogans designating the Major League Baseball clubs and entities, and their respective mascots, events and exhibitions. Use of the Website signifies your agreement to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy (updated May 24, 2013).

View MLB.com in English | En Español