MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Joe Mauer is expected to miss two games after receiving a cortisone shot in his right shoulder following the Minnesota Twins' 4-0 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Saturday night.
The reigning American League MVP, Mauer has been dealing with tendinitis since he took a foul tip off the shoulder earlier in July. Minnesota manager Ron Gardenhire said an MRI on the shoulder came back clean.
Gardenhire says he will miss Sunday and likely Monday. He says Mauer likely would have sat Sunday anyway.
The soreness hasn't seemed to hurt his swing.
Mauer hit .344 in July with 19 runs, 12 doubles, three home runs and 19 RBI in 23 games.