Twins first baseman Joe Mauer goes on disabled list with oblique strain

Joe Mauer hurt his side when he doubled Tuesday against the Kansas City Royals

Minnesota Twins first baseman Joe Mauer went on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday after hurting his side in a game Tuesday against the Kansas City Royals.

The Twins said Mauer has a right oblique strain. He apparently suffered the injury when he doubled in the fourth inning, a hit that ran his hitting streak to 12 games.

Mauer had hit .320 with 13 runs batted in in his last 19 games. The Twins called up Chris Colabello from triple-A Rochester (N.Y.) to take his place on the roster. Colabello was hitting .275 with six home runs and 27 RBIs in 36 games with the Red Wings.


The Colorado Rockies acquired right-hander Jair Jurrjens from the Cincinnati Reds in exchange for minor league first baseman Harold Riggins. Jurrjens signed a minor league contract with Cincinnati in May, and was 2-3 with a 4.46 earned-run average at triple-A Louisville. ... Jim Sundberg is retiring from the Texas Rangers' front office at the end of the season, 40 years after his big league career began as a catcher with the club. The 63-year-old Sundberg said he will step down as senior executive vice president while remaining involved in community relations in a part-time role.

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