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The Twins have placed center fielder Denard Span on the 15-day disabled list with an injured collarbone, according to an ESPN.com report on Thursday.
The Red Sox have no plans to claim Joe Mauer on trade waivers.
The Twins placed Mauer on waivers earlier this week.
Boston has long lusted after Mauer, but they aren't ready to take on a huge contract after dealing the cumbersome deals of Adrian Gonzalez and Carl Crawford to the Dodgers.
The Twins placed Joe Mauer on waivers Tuesday, according to a source.
There is already speculation that the Red Sox, who cut $275 million in salary obligations in a trade with the Dodgers over the weekend, could claim Mauer.
The Red Sox have long coveted Mauer, but general manager Ben Cherington has indicated that he will be more disciplined in regards to major contracts.
Mauer, 29, has about $142.5 million remaining on his contract, including $138 million from 2013 to 2018.
According to a source close to the Red Sox, they are unlikely to take on that much salary so soon after shedding the contracts of Adrian Gonzalez and Carl Crawford.
Justin Morneau was claimed on waivers a few days ago, but no trade was completed and the Twins will keep him.
Morneau is hitting .274/.332/.472 with 17 home runs and 61 RBI in 104 games this season.
The Star-Tribune is reporting that the Twins will host the 2014 All-Star Game.
Major League Baseball will hold a news conference Wednesday to announce that the 2014 Midsummer Classic will be played at Target Field in Minneapolis.
It would mark the first time the Twin Cities host MLB's All-Star Game since 1985, when it was played at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome.
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