Worth noting

Worth noting

• Twins catcher Joe Mauer, who has been out with a concussion sustained on a foul tip on Aug. 19, stayed home to work out for a third straight day, according to Twins general manager Terry Ryan. Ryan said that Mauer is feeling good, but Twins trainer Dave Pruemer recommended Mauer to work out at home instead of at Target Field this week. There's still no timetable for his return.

• Going into Wednesday's series finale against the White Sox, Trevor Plouffe had hit safely in 12 of 16 September games, including eight multihit games. He was hitting .381 (24-for-63) on the month, sixth best in the American League. His 24 hits ranked second in the league behind Jose Altuve of the Astros (30).

• Reliever Jared Burton made his career-high 69th appearance for the Twins on Tuesday night, pitching a scoreless eighth inning. The right-hander had also tossed a career-high 64 innings on the season going into Wednesday. Minnesota was 80-53 in games pitched by Burton since the beginning of the 2012 season.

Manny Randhawa is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.