By La Velle
Twins GM Terry Ryan said Wednesday morning that catcher Joe Mauer will undergo a complete physical next week in the Twin Cities that should determine if he’ll need hernia surgery.
“We will assess the full circumstances surrounding and see what needs to be done, if anything,” Ryan said.
Mauer, who is expected to catch staff ace Johan Santana tonight in Detroit, revealed last week that he may need hernia surgery to correct a condition he’s battled since midseason. It one of several ailments Mauer has battled this season. He missed a month with a strained quad and recently strained his left hamstring. He’s under orders to not run at full speed.
Ryan pointed out that Mauer had hernia surgery in the minors.
“I’ve had hernia surgery as well,” Ryan said. “Sometimes things linger.”