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Twins' Mauer goes on 15-day DL with muscle strain

Created: 07/02/2014 3:45 PM KAALtv.com

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Minnesota Twins first baseman Joe Mauer has gone on the 15-day disabled list after hurting his side in Tuesday night's game against the Kansas City Royals.

The Twins said Mauer has a right oblique strain. He apparently suffered the injury when he doubled in the fourth inning, a hit that ran his hitting streak to 12 games.

Mauer had hit .320 with 13 RBIs in his last 19 games. The Twins called up Chris Colabello from Triple-A Rochester to take his place on the roster. Colabello was hitting .275 with six home runs and 27 RBI in 36 games with the Red Wings.

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Minnesota Twins' Joe Mauer holds his legs after he pulled up to second with a two-run double off Kansas City Royals pitcher James Shields in the fourth inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, July 1, 2014, in Minneapolis. Mauer later left the game.
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