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Joe Mauer not in Twins' lineup

Updated: September 12, 2012, 5:29 PM ET
Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota Twins All-Star Joe Mauer is not in the lineup for the second straight night after being scratched in the series opener against Kansas City with back spasms.

The Twins put Drew Butera at catcher for the game Wednesday night. Mauer's back tightened up before batting practice Tuesday, and he was scratched.

While he was criticized for missing too many games last season, Mauer has been one of the Twins' most durable players this year. He has played in 131 ...

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