Joe Mauer on DL with leg weakness

Updated: April 16, 2011, 4:58 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Minnesota Twins catcher Joe Mauer will be going on the 15-day disabled list because of leg weakness.

Manager Ron Gardenhire made the announcement after the Twins lost 4-3 in 10 innings to the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday night.

Mauer had arthroscopic surgery on his left knee in the offseason. He had a very light workload during spring training to try and reduce the wear and tear on his legs and stay fresh for the rigors of catching an entire season.

Gardenhire ...

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