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Joe Mauer's newest injury very unusual

Updated: April 15, 2011, 11:30 AM ET
By Stephania Bell

The Minnesota Twins' announcement that they were placing Joe Mauer on the 15-day disabled list with bilateral leg weakness was unusual, at the very least. If Mauer has weakness in both legs -- meaning that strength testing reveals true deficits as opposed to his just feeling soreness -- the spectrum of possible causes raises the level of concern. Although there is too little information at this point to speculate about a cause, prognosis or timetable for return, what can be said is that it is ...

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