Twins shut down Mauer for rest of season
In speaking with the media this afternoon, Twins general manager Terry Ryan
announced that the team has decided to shutdown Joe Mauer
because of his on-going concussion issue, tweeted FoxSportNorth.com's Tyler Mason
According to reports, both Ryan and Mauer were insistent that Mauer would be back to catch in 2014. Of course, with catching, there is little reassurance that he will avoid triggering more concussions going forward
The Twins have just seven games remaining and Mauer has had on-again, off-again symptoms so there is little reason to push the franchise player. Mauer last played on August 19 and will now miss a total of 39 games due to the brain injury.