Mauer (knee) likely out 4-5 days, but MRI shows nothing serious
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MINNEAPOLIS -- Joe Mauer is going to be OK.
The reigning American League MVP underwent an MRI on his knee Tuesday afternoon, and per manager Ron Gardenhire, everything came out OK.
"He's fine," Gardenhire said.
"Some tissue inflammation, nothing in there."
Gardenhire said Mauer is likely to receive a cortisone shot on Tuesday night, and he is expected to miss at least four or five days.
"It's good news," Gardenhire said.
Update: Mauer said he did not receive a cortisone shot on Tuesday night, but that plan could still change. Mauer added, "It's day-to-day. If we knew exactly what was going on we'd tell you guys."