The Minn. Twins' All-Star catcher Joe Mauer denied that the weakness in his legs was connected to a viral infection he has been battling, the Star Tribune reported Sunday.
Mauer was placed on the 15-day disabled list Thursday because of leftover weakness from a December surgery on his knee, KARE 11 said.
Mauer said that he lost 12 pounds over the weekend while battling to keep food down.
"I'm still not feeling very good," he said. "Definitely better than the last couple of days, though."
He says his legs are weak because of a failure to build strength during spring training, and not the illness he's been fighting recently.