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
Zach Miller caught two passes on seven targets for 10 yards and a TD on Thursday night vs Green Bay.
Miller got the start in place of the injured Martellus Bennett on Thursday night. In all, he finished with two catches and a touchdown on seven targets, looking mediocre, however doing his best with the hand he was dealt. Anyone who started him in daily leagues could have expected better, however it is a bit spoiled to come away with much more than a TD as a definite backup. Consider him a wise play on Thursday night, and a keen start going forward at least until Bennett comes back healthy. Analysis: Dom Murtha