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Joe Mauer | First Baseman

Team: Minnesota Twins
Age / DOB:  (32) / 4/19/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 225
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
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Joe Mauer tripled to drive in two runs in the eleventh inning, helping the Twins to a 4-2 win.
Mauer hit the big triple off of Tyler Olson. In addition to the extra-inning heroics, he also smacked an RBI double in the third inning. He would finish the game 3-for-5 with a walk and three RBI. The Twins star now has eight hits in his last 19 at-bats and is slashing .299/.392/.373. Mauer's lack of power remains a concern (he has yet to hit a home run and hit just four last season), but he's clearly seeing the ball well as the calendar nears May. Hopefully Sunday's game is a sign of things to come. Apr 26 - 8:49 PM

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Joe Mauer went 2-for-3 with a pair of walks and a run scored in Wednesday's win against the Royals.

Mauer bumped his average up to .291 and his on-base percentage up to .375 with the effort, but as his .327 slugging percentage shows, he just hasn't hit for any power. His only extra-base hits on the season are a pair of doubles. Mauer's lack of power was a problem last year as he slugged only .371 with four home runs. Hitting third and playing at first base, the Twins are hoping Mauer can find his power stroke sooner rather than later.
Apr 22 - 11:03 PM

Joe Mauer went 2-for-4 with an RBI in Tuesday's loss to the Royals.

Mauer doubled off Royals starter Jason Vargas and also came through with an RBI single in the fourth inning. He's hit safely in seven of his last nine games, raising his average to .269. The double was just his second extra-base hit of the season, though, and Mauer is still looking for his first home run.
Apr 21 - 11:26 PM

Joe Mauer knocked in three runs in Thursday's win over the Royals.

Mauer finished the day 1-for-4, but he drove in a run with a groundout in the third before adding an RBI single in the fourth and a sacrifice fly in the eighth. He came into Thursday's action with just one RBI over his first eight games, but some of that is obviously a function of the lineup around him. He's batting .281 (9-for-32) with a .351 on-base percentage thus far, but he's still in search of his first extra-base hit.
Apr 16 - 4:54 PM

Joe Mauer went 1-for-3 and scored his squad's lone run as the Twins fell to the Tigers for the third consecutive game on Thursday.

It took until the seventh inning of the season's third game for the Twins to score their first run, and that only came courtesy of an error on Yoenis Cespedes. Mauer also drew a walk in the contest and is off to a nice start, hitting .300 (3-for-10) in the early going.
Apr 9 - 7:37 PM

Joe Mauer went 2-for-3 and hit a two-run homer as the Twins topped the Phillies 7-1 on Saturday.

Mauer was hitting just .188/.257/.250 in 32 at-bats this spring. The Twins tried a brief experiment with Mauer in the two hole last week, but even though he'd make a lot of sense there, it appears he'll assume his usual third spot in the order this year.
Mar 28 - 3:54 PM

Twins manager Paul Molitor plans to bat Joe Mauer second and Brian Dozier third on Wednesday.

Molitor hasn't made up his mind about his lineup yet, so he's just experimenting with the possibilities. One thing he dismissed was the chance of Mauer batting leadoff, as he likes someone with speed at the top. Danny Santana is most likely to hit No. 1 this season.
Mar 17 - 12:14 PM

Twins manager Paul Molitor said Thursday that Joe Mauer will hit no lower than third in the order this season.

It will either be second or third. Molitor's decision will ultimately hinge on where he sees Brian Dozier and Danny Santana hitting. "I've toyed with how different things might shake, but it's hard to be presumptuous because we have a few positions where we don't know who that will be," said Molitor. "It might influence what happens. I don't think he's going to have to worry about being anywhere on the backside of three." Mauer batted just .277/.361/.371 with four homers and 55 RBI over 120 games last season and doesn't hold nearly as much fantasy appeal as he once did now that he's only eligible at first base.
Feb 26 - 4:57 PM

Joe Mauer indicated Saturday that he's enjoying a normal and healthy offseason and believes he's in a good place heading into the 2015 season.

Mauer did not have that same luxury last offseason when he was dealing with concussion issues. He had a disappointing season at the dish in his first go-round as the team's starting first baseman, slashing just .277/.361/.371 with four homers and 55 RBI in 120 games.
Jan 24 - 12:54 PM

Red Sox bench coach Torey Lovullo interviewed for the Twins' managerial position late last week, Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reports.

Cafardo previously reported the BoSox had granted the Twins permission to conduct an interview, and apparently that interview took place sometime during the week. That makes three different openings for which Lovullo has interviewed, as he also interviewed with the Rangers and Astros, before the Astros hired A.J. Hinch. Chip Hale, Paul Molitor, Doug Mientkiewicz, John Russell and Sandy Alomar Jr. are a few of the other names being considered for the Twins' job.
Sat, Oct 11, 2014 06:23:00 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that Indians bench coach Sandy Alomar, Jr. will interview for the Twins' vacant managerial position.

Alomar is the seventh known candidate linked to the Twins, joining Torey Lovullo, Chip Hale, Paul Molitor, Doug Mientkiewicz, Gene Glynn and John Russell. A 20-year major league veteran, Alomar has been on Cleveland's coaching staff for six years, serving as the bench coach for the past two seasons. He has interviewed for other managerial openings over the past few years.
Fri, Oct 10, 2014 09:20:00 AM

Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reports that the Red Sox have granted the Twins permission to interview bench coach Torey Lovullo for their manager job.

Lovullo is also a candidate for the Rangers' managerial vacancy. Chip Hale, Paul Molitor, Doug Mientkiewicz, and John Russell are among the other names under consideration for the Twins' job. Molitor is reportedly the favorite for the job.
Tue, Oct 7, 2014 10:18:00 AM

Darren Wolfson of 1500ESPN.com reports that the Twins have asked for and been given permission to interview Athletics bench coach Chip Hale for their managerial vacancy.

Hale, who played six of his seven big league seasons in Minnesota, has also interviewed for the Diamondbacks' job. He joins Paul Molitor, Doug Mientkiewicz, and John Russell as known candidates to replace Ron Gardenhire. Molitor is viewed as the early favorite for the gig.
Mon, Oct 6, 2014 07:43:00 PM

The Twins interviewed High-A Fort Myers manager Doug Mientkiewicz for their managerial opening on Thursday.

He joins coach Paul Molitor as those that have interviewed thus far, with Molitor being considered the early favorite. Bench coach Terry Steinbach and Triple-A Rochester manager Gene Glynn have not yet been contacted to interview but could be candidates. It's not clear at this point which candidates from outside the organization will be considered.
Fri, Oct 3, 2014 09:24:00 AM

Darren Wolfson of 1500-ESPN reports that the Twins will interview Paul Molitor for their managerial vacancy on Thursday.

This confirms a report from La Velle E. Neal III of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. Twins bench coach Terry Steinbach is also expected to interview for the job, but Wolfson is calling Molitor the "front-runner." The Hall of Famer hasn't managed before, but he has extensive coaching experience and was on the Twins' staff this season with a focus on baserunning, bunting, in-game strategy, and infield instruction.
Wed, Oct 1, 2014 04:07:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Kurt Suzuki
2Chris Herrmann
1B1Joe Mauer
2B1Brian Dozier
SS1Danny Santana
2Eduardo Escobar
3B1Trevor Plouffe
2Eduardo Nunez
LF1Oswaldo Arcia
CF1Jordan Schafer
RF1Torii Hunter
2Shane Robinson
DH1Kennys Vargas
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Phil Hughes
2Ervin Santana
3Ricky Nolasco
4Kyle Gibson
5Tommy Milone
6Mike Pelfrey
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Glen Perkins
2Casey Fien
3Brian Duensing
4Tim Stauffer
5Blaine Boyer
6Mike Pelfrey
7J.R. Graham
8Aaron Thompson
9Caleb Thielbar