The Twins will no doubt be holding their collective breath today as catcher Joe Mauer gets an MRI on his balky left knee today.
"He was a little sore [Monday], which was expected, but still no swelling," manager Ron Gardenhire told the Star Tribune 's Joe Christensen . "I think he's going to get an MRI, and we'll see what they say. [Team doctors] don't expect anything, but we're going to get checked out."
Mauer had surgery as a rookie to remove torn meniscus from the same knee.
He left Sunday's game in the sixth inning, but didn't take batting practice on Monday.
The Twins, already without Justin Morneau, would be hobbled in the postseason without their pair of former MVPs. Mauer is hitting .331/.407/.473 with nine home runs and 74 RBI. Morneau hasn't played since suffering a concussion on July 7.
-- C. Trent Rosecrans
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