MLB notes: Twins place Mauer on disabled list

The Minnesota Twins placed first baseman Joe Mauer on the disabled list with a right oblique strain...

The Minnesota Twins placed first baseman Joe Mauer on the disabled list with a right oblique strain Wednesday. (USA Today)

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The Minnesota Twins have placed first baseman Joe Mauer on the 15-day disabled list with a right oblique strain.

Mauer, 31, suffered the injury in the fourth inning against the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday night.

Mauer, who has hit safely in 12 straight games, is hitting .271 with 17 doubles, two homers and 28 RBIs in 76 games this season.

To take the place of Mauer on the 25-man roster, the Twins recalled first baseman/outfielder Chris Colabello from Triple-A Rochester.

Colabello played in 36 games for Rochester, hitting .275 (36-for-131) with eight doubles, six home runs and 27 RBIs. He played 40 games with the Twins earlier this season, hitting .232 (35-for-151) with 10 doubles, four home runs and 30 RBIs.

TEIXEIRA HAS FLUID DRAINED

New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira was out of Wednesday's lineup against the Tampa Bay Rays after having fluid drained from his sore left knee.

The Yankees don't believe Teixeira will miss Thursday's game in Minnesota, according to manager Joe Girardi.

Teixeira leads the Yankees with 15 home runs but has missed 21 games this season.

Teixeira sat out two weeks in April with a hamstring injury after spending most of last year on the disabled list.

PADRES’ CABRERA TO DL

The San Diego Padres have placed shortstop Everth Cabrera on the disabled list with a strained left hamstring.

Cabrera has just one hit in his last 16 at-bats.

He is hitting .218 with three home runs, 16 RBIs and 13 stolen bases in 317 at-bats.

BRIEFLY

San Diego Padres outfielder Seth Smith, who could have opted for free agency at the end of the season, has signed a two-year contract extension with the Padres. Smith will make $6 million in 2015 and $6.75 in 2016 with a club option of $7 million for 2017 against a $250,000 buyout ... Houston Astros right-hander Anthony Bass was reinstated from the 15-day disabled list on Wednesday. Bass was placed on the DL on May 11 with a right intercostal strain and made three scoreless rehab appearances for Class A Quad Cities, recording six strikeouts in four innings ... Kansas City Royals optioned right-hander Michael Mariot back to Triple-A Omaha and recalled right-hander Casey Coleman.


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