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Updated: August 20th, 2013 10:09pm
Joe Mauer to 7-day concussion DL after being scratched from lineup

Joe Mauer to 7-day concussion DL after being scratched from lineup

by Derek Wetmore
1500ESPN.com
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The Twins placed Joe Maue on the 7-day concussion disabled list on Tuesday, according to Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com. 

Mauer was scratched from the lineup before Tuesday's series opener with the Tigers after experiencing dizziness during pregame batting practice. 

According to the report, Mauer took a foul ball off the mask Monday with Ike Davis of the Mets at the plate. 

Chris Colabello will replace Mauer on the active roster. The team played Tuesday's game with a one-man bench, so Colabello will provide some reinforcement. 

Mauer had been slated to play first base, but Justin Morneau replaced him, with Josh Willingham sliding into designated hitter. Wilkin Ramirez took over in left field in the Twins 6-3 win over the Tigers.

Mauer has played in 113 of the team's 124 games this season (91 percent), splitting time between catcher, first base and designated hitter. The left-handed hitter has a .324/.404/.476 batting line this season. No other Twins player has a batting average above .270.

Derek Wetmore is the senior editor for 1500ESPN.com. His previous stops include MLB.com and the Minnesota Daily.
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