That knee Rickie Weeks gave Joe Mauer over the weekend was still felt by the catcher and his team on Tuesday, June 19, when the Twins started a three-game series at PNC Park without one of their best hitters in the lineup.

Mauer was available to pinch hit late but not in the starting lineup.

"Not running right now," he said. "That's the goal, to be running."

Mauer is fighting a quadriceps injury suffered when Weeks kneed him in the thigh during a home-plate collision in the second inning of Minnesota's 5-4, 15-inning victory over Milwaukee on Sunday. Mauer stayed in the game until the seventh inning, going 3 for 4 with two RBIs, but was pulled for a pinch runner after he tied the score with a run-scoring single.