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Joe Mauer (back) is not in the Twins' starting lineup on Monday.

Joe Mauer had to leave the Twins' game early on Sunday due to back spasms and it was an issue that he said flared up during batting practice. This is not a surprise that the Twins will rest Mauer and take every precaution to make sure the face of their franchise gets back to 100%. This injury isn't expected to be a major issue moving forward.ANALYST: Drew Phelps

Kevin Plawecki is not in the Mets' starting lineup on Monday.

Plawecki and his .200 batting average will get the day off in favor of Anthony Recker. If the youngster doesn't get his average up, there's a chance he starts losing even more playing time. Analysis: Howard Bender

Dillon Gee was told he will head back to make a third rehab start this week.

There is nothing wrong with Gee here. The Mets just want him to stay on schedule as they set up the six-man rotation. He will come up next week and slot right in to a starting rotation spot. Analysis: Howard Bender

Bruce Rondon (biceps tendinitis) threw one inning Sunday for Triple-A Toledo. He threw just just 10 pitches in the inning, twice hitting 98 mph on the radar gun.

Rondon's velocity has been strong during his last few outings. Now it's a matter of control and the ability to pitch on back-to-back nights. Look for him to throw a few more times before he is brought up. Analysis: Howard Bender

Matt Wieters will be catching Dylan Bundy Tuesday at Double-A Bowie.

It really doesn't matter who Wieters is catching, so long as he is actually catching. The Orioles are hoping to have him return in the first week of June, so he's going to get as many starts as they can give him without fully running him into the ground. Expect an update on his progress following Tuesday's appearance. Analysis: Howard Bender

Carlos Beltran (illness) remains out of the Yankees' starting lineup on Monday.

Beltran will miss his second straight game on Monday as he sits with the flu. Garrett Jones will take his spot in right field for Monday's game at home against the Royals. Analysis: Matt Selz

Brian McCann (calf) is in the Yankees' starting lineup on Monday.

The injury Sunday was just a cramp so the concern level wasn't too high but it is interesting to see him talk his way into the lineup for a day game following a night game. The Yankees are probably looking for as much offense as they can with the beating they took from the Rangers. Analysis: Howard Bender

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