In the midst of this less than stellar season the Twins are having, we have probably forgotten that their star player Joe Mauer has been out with a concussion since August 19th after getting hit in the mask by a foul tip.
But according to Twins general manager Terry Ryan– Mauer has had his second straight “good day” while having work outs at Target Field.
Ryan is refusing to say that Mauer might not come back for an all but brief catching stint if he is able to return. But whatever progress he is making the prospect of Mauer returning this season is becoming is less and less likely.
“How many games do we have left?” Ryan said before the Twins late game at Oakland Coliseum on Friday’s. “Ten? We’re running out of days. Add it up.”
Mauer’s normal backup, Ryan Doumit is no longer catching this season due to a concussion of his own, so the Twins are relying on rookies Josmil Pinto and Chris Herrmanm to behind the plate.