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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 went 2-for-4 with three runs scored in Tuesday's win over the Orioles.
Mauer singled twice and walked in the game, scoring all three times he reached base. Mauer has now hit safely in 16 of his last 20 games, raising his season line to .278/.346/.389. The first baseman has five homers, 41 RBI and 35 runs scored with a handful of games left to go before the All-Star break. Jul 7 - 11:39 PM

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Joe Mauer went 4-for-5 with a double and a two-run home run in Saturday's 5-3 win over the Royals.

Did somebody ask for fireworks in Kansas City? Mauer wasted little time putting the Twins on the board this Fourth of July, taking Joe Blanton deep to right after a Brian Dozier single in the first inning and staking his team to a 2-0 lead. Mauer would also double and single in the contest to finish 4-for-5. Despite a relatively light (by his standards) slash-line of .272/.341/.388, Mauer's been a productive run-producer and has now driven in 43 runs. His career best for RBI in a season was 96 in 2009 and while he's unlikely match that this year, an RBI total in the mid-to-high 80's is within reach at the rate he's currently going.
Jul 4 - 11:08 PM

Joe Mauer is not in the Twins' lineup Wednesday.

It's a routine day off. Kennys Vargas is at first base with Mauer on the bench.
Jul 1 - 10:47 AM

Joe Mauer went 2-for-3 with two RBI in Tuesday's win over the Reds.

Mauer scored a run with a sacrifice fly in the fifth inning before adding an RBI single in the eighth. It was Mauer's first multi-RBI game since June 5, as he totaled nine RBI for the month of June. The multi-hit game was just his fifth this month. With Tuesday's game, Mauer is now hitting .263/.334/.370 with 39 RBI on the year.
Jul 1 - 12:32 AM

Joe Mauer went 1-for-4 with a game-tying solo home run in the eighth inning of Thursday's win over the Cardinals.

The Twins' offense couldn't push across a run through seven innings, but staring down the barrel of a possible 1-0 defeat, Joe Mauer stepped up to clock a Kevin Siegrist out of the park with two outs in the eighth inning. Siegrist had struck out the first two batters of the frame. The homer was Mauer's third of the season. Despite the dramatic long ball, Mauer is still just hitting .253/.316/.359. All three of those triple-slash numbers would go down as career worsts if the season ended today.
Jun 18 - 4:28 PM

Joe Mauer went 2-for-3 with a three-run homer and a walk Friday against the Brewers.

His three-run blast tied the game in the fifth inning, but the Brewers eventually pulled ahead in the late innings. It was some rare power from Mauer, who has just two home runs in 53 games this season. He's batting .269 with a .327 on-base percentage on the year, which is very uncharacteristic for him.
Jun 6 - 12:06 AM

Joe Mauer is not in the Twins' lineup for the first game of Wednesday's doubleheader.

Trevor Plouffe has moved across the diamond to play first base, with Eduardo Escobar filling in at third. Mauer will be back in there for the second game.
Jun 3 - 10:43 AM

Joe Mauer is not in the Twins starting lineup for Saturday afternoon's contest against the White Sox.

It's only the second day off on the season for Mauer, and comes in a nice spot against tough southpaw Chris Sale. Look for the Twins' team leader in RBI to be back in there at first base on Sunday.
May 23 - 1:34 PM

Joe Mauer broke a 13th-inning tie with a solo home run, finishing 2-for-6 in Wednesday's win over the Pirates.

Mauer had stepped to the plate 169 times before hitting his first home run of the 2015 season. He picked a good time for it, as the solo shot to right-center broke a 3-3 tie in the 13th inning and ended up being the deciding factor in the game. Power drought aside, Mauer has compiled an otherwise productive .284/.341/.381 with 24 RBI.
May 20 - 11:07 PM

Joe Mauer went 1-for-4 with a bases-clearing single as the Twins held off the Pirates on Tuesday.

Mauer hit a weak single to the left of shortstop Jung-Ho Kang, who was playing close to the second base bag in a shift. Two runs easily scored and Dozier took advantage of Starling Marte's lackadaisical throw back to the infield, scoring the third run on the play. Mauer is still looking for his first home run on the year, but he's batting .282/.341/.362 with 23 RBI.
May 19 - 10:41 PM

Joe Mauer went 1-for-3 with an RBI single in Sunday's loss to the Rays.

Mauer got things started off well enough for the Twins, hitting a single to score Brian Dozier in the first inning. Unfortunately for the home team, it would be the only run the Twins would score until they tacked on a few ninth inning runs to make the 11-3 score look vaguely more respectable. The RBI was Mauer's 20th of the season, a very solid mark. Despite the RBI and a nice average at .283, Mauer continues to hit for a distressingly low amount of power and is slugging just .366 for the season.
May 17 - 5:35 PM

Joe Mauer went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts in Thursday's loss to the Tigers.

Anibal Sanchez had Mauer's number in this one, striking out the catcher twice in three at-bats. Al Alburquerque fanned Mauer in the ninth inning just to rub salt into the wound. This season, Mauer's hitting a disappointing .274/.336/.363, with 19 RBI and 12 runs scored. He's still searching for his first home run.
May 14 - 4:25 PM

Joe Mauer knocked in three runs with his second triple of the year Wednesday against the Tigers.

That's as many RBI as he had collected in his previous 10 games this month. Mauer has 19 RBI for the season, which isn't so bad. One problem is that he's scored just 12 runs with Twins struggling to get production behind him.
May 13 - 10:43 PM

For the first time this year, Joe Mauer is not in the Twins' lineup on Thursday.

It's a simple day off for Mauer. Kennys Vargas is at first base and batting third against the Athletics.
May 7 - 11:40 AM

Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reports that the Twins have had internal discussions about hitting Joe Mauer leadoff.

With his ability to get on base and work a walk, combined with the disappearance of his power in recent years, the idea makes sense. He's off to a nice start hitting out of the three-hole though, slashing .302/.382/.396 with no homers and 13 RBI.
Source: Boston Globe
May 3 - 10:29 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Kurt Suzuki
2Eric Fryer
1B1Joe Mauer
2B1Brian Dozier
SS1Danny Santana
2Eduardo Escobar
3Jorge Polanco
3B1Trevor Plouffe
2Eduardo Nunez
LF1Eddie Rosario
2Shane Robinson
CF1Byron Buxton
2Aaron Hicks
RF1Torii Hunter
DH1Miguel Sano
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Phil Hughes
2Ervin Santana
3Ricky Nolasco
4Kyle Gibson
5Mike Pelfrey
6Tommy Milone
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Glen Perkins
2Blaine Boyer
3Brian Duensing
4Casey Fien
5J.R. Graham
6Ryan Pressly
7Trevor May
8Ryan O'Rourke