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Joe Mauer (neck) held out of lineup

Updated: August 25, 2011, 7:03 PM ET
Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS -- Joe Mauer walked into the Minnesota Twins clubhouse on Thursday morning and told team trainers that he could not play because of a stiff neck.

It was tough news for the reeling Twins, who are dealing with a number of injuries and lost the first three games of their home series to the lowly Baltimore Orioles.

As athletic trainer Rick McWane discussed Mauer's injury, which happened while he was tracking a fly ball while playing first base Tuesday night, ...

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