MINNEAPOLIS -- Twins first baseman Joe Mauer left Tuesday's 6-3 win over the D-backs in the second inning with a right elbow contusion. He's day to day.
Mauer was hit by a pitch on his right elbow in his first at-bat in the first inning, but remained in the game. He also made a diving stop at first base for the second out of the top of the second inning, but suffered the injury on the hit by pitch. He's not likely to play Wednesday, but is hopeful he'll be able to return in time for Minnesota's four-game series in Detroit that starts Thursday.
"I got some treatment so I hope to be back in there real soon," Mauer said. "I think everything is good. He just got right above the bone and on the nerve. So it shot up and down and there was some swelling."
When Mauer's turn to bat in the bottom of the second came he was replaced by pinch-hitter Chris Parmelee, who laced a two-run single down the left-field line, but was thrown out trying to stretch it to a double to end the inning.
Parmelee remained in the game and replaced Mauer at first base in the top of the third inning. He ended up going 1-for-2 with two RBIs at the plate.
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