To the injuries:
Mauer sits out because of bruised thumb | KansasCity.com
Minnesota catcher Joe Mauer, one of the Royals’ biggest nemeses through the years, sat out Monday’s game because of a bruised right thumb and could miss the three-game series at Kauffman Stadium.
Niese planning for All-Star break surgery | ESPN New York
A day after he experienced a rapid heartbeat while on the mound, Jon Niese said he expected to undergo a minor surgical procedure known as ablation to address the issue during the All-Star break.
Rauch has elbow 'tenderness' | ESPN New York
Jon Rauch, who served up the game-deciding two-run homer to Allen Craig in the eighth inning of Monday's 5-4 loss, has been dealing with elbow "tenderness," manager Terry Collins said.
Jorge De La Rosa was in the Rockies' clubhouse Sunday morning after his 30-day rehab assignment was called off due to a development of fluid in his left elbow.
Pavano is going on the disabled list with a right anterior capsular strain. Blackburn activated from DL. #Twins