Mauer's back pain hindering rehab

Updated: March 10, 2009, 9:48 AM ET
Associated Press

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. -- Minnesota Twins catcher Joe Mauer has been hampered by back pain, hurting his rehab from offseason kidney surgery.

Mauer, the reigning American League batting champion, will undergo a magnetic resonance arthogram Tuesday. Doctors will inject the All-Star catcher's back and stomach area with dye as part of the exam.

"We've got to figure out what's going on so we can get him back and get him on the field," manager Ron Gardenhire said after the Twins' 4-3 ...

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