MLB injury roundup: Joe Mauer feeling better, Alex Avila leaves rehab game, more

Hannah Foslien

Injury updates on a few catchers, a former backstop and a young starting pitcher.

Minnesota Twins catcher Joe Mauer was cleared for "light exercise" after undergoing an examination at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., on Friday, according to Mike Berardino of the Pioneer Press.

Mauer was "much sharper and clearer" during his examination than he was on Tuesday, when he experienced dizziness during batting practice, Twins assistant general manager Rob Antony told Berardino. Mauer could resume working out on Saturday and hitting off a tee within the next couple of days.

He is eligible to return from the seven-day concussion disabled list on Tuesday against the Kansas City Royals.

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"I feel really good right now. We'll see how it feels tomorrow but I don't think it's going to be a big deal."

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