Austin (back) is hitting fifth and serving as the designated hitter Tuesday against the Tigers, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. Austin will only be forced to miss one game after injuring his back during Sunday's series finale against the Royals. The 27-year-old, who is hitting .224/.287/.518 with eight homers in 24 games since joining the Twins, will face lefty Daniel Norris in his return to action.
Austin is not in the lineup Monday against the Tigers due to a back injury, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. Austin missed four games last week with a back injury, which the first baseman appears to have aggravated after taking a hard fall against the Royals on Sunday. The 27-year-old is hoping to take batting practice Monday. He should be considered day-to-day.
Austin is not starting Monday against Detroit, LaVelle E. Neal III of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. Austin is just 3-for-25 over his last seven games. Robbie Grossman will be the designated hitter in his absence.
Austin is out of the lineup for Saturday's game at Kansas City, LaVelle E. Neal III of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. Austin will hit the bench after starting the last two games and is 3-for-24 with 12 strikeouts since the start of September. Eddie Rosario will serve as designated hitter while Robbie Grossman starts in left field for the Twins.
Austin (back) is back in the lineup Tuesday against the Yankees, Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. Austin returns after missing four straight games. He hit just .223/.280/.471 in 34 games for the Yankees earlier in the year but has hit a solid .243/.308/.557 through 20 games in Minnesota.
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