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Twins place Joe Mauer on disabled list with oblique injury

By Matt Snyder | Baseball Writer

Joe Mauer has been shelved with an oblique injury.
Joe Mauer has been shelved with an oblique injury. (USATSI)

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Twins first baseman Joe Mauer has been placed on the 15-day disabled list due to a right oblique strain, the club announced Wednesday morning. Mauer suffered the injury Wednesday night against Kansas City and had to leave the game.

As a corresponding move, first baseman/outfielder Chris Colabello has been recalled from Triple-A Rochester.

Mauer, 31, is hitting .271/.342/.353 (96 OPS+) with 17 doubles, two homers and 28 RBI in 76 games this season.

In 40 games for the Twins this year, Colabello is hitting .232/.280/.377 (82 OPS+) with 10 doubles, four homers and 30 RBI.

Between Kendrys Morales, Colabello and Chris Parmelee, the Twins will use two of the three (Morales plus one) at first base and designated hitter with Mauer out.

Mauer is making $23 million per season through the 2018 campaign.

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