Twins place Joe Mauer on disabled list
The Minnesota Twins placed standout first baseman Joe Mauer on the 10-day disabled list, the team announced Friday.
Mauer has missed the past two games and was diagnosed with a lumbar strain in his lower back. The move was made retroactive to Wednesday.
With the All-Star break upcoming, the club is hopeful Mauer will be ready to return when play resumes.
The six-time All-Star is batting .286 with five homers and 34 RBIs this season.
First baseman Kennys Vargas was recalled from Triple-A Rochester to fill the roster opening. Vargas is batting .231 with seven homers in 44 games for the Twins this season.