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Joe Mauer | First Baseman

Team: Minnesota Twins
Age / DOB:  (31) / 4/19/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 233
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
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Joe Mauer contributed two hits and scored two runs Thursday against the Blue Jays.
Mauer has been striking out more than usual -- 17 times in 14 games -- but he has his average up to .293, and with nine walks mixed in, he's scored 10 runs. That's quite an improvement over his pace from last year, when, despite a .404 OBP, he scored just 62 times in 113 games. Apr 17 - 4:28 PM

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Joe Mauer went 2-for-4 with a stolen base in Sunday's win over the Royals.

Mauer had two of the team's five hits in the game. He got off to a slow start but has turned it on lately, with Sunday representing his fifth multi-hit game in his last eight games. Mauer also stole his first base of the year in the game.
Apr 13 - 5:15 PM

Joe Mauer went 2-for-4 with his first home run of the season Saturday against the Royals.

Mauer capped off a six-run second inning against James Shields with a three-run homer. It was his first home run since last August 16. Things should only get better from here for the Twins' new regular first baseman.
Apr 12 - 5:04 PM

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

The Twins' new regular first baseman is off to a bit of a quiet start this season, hitting .250 with two extra-base hits (both doubles) and zero RBI through nine games. However, he still has a shiny .386 on-base percentage. Look for him to get it going soon.
Apr 10 - 4:21 PM

Joe Mauer is batting second in Wednesday's game versus the White Sox.

It's not a terribly surprising move, as he batted second some in spring training and has hit there the second-most times of any spot in the batting order in his career. Josh Willingham has moved up to the No. 3 spot, with Jason Kubel hitting cleanup.
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Apr 2 - 1:27 PM

Hitting second for the first time this spring, Joe Mauer went 1-for-4 on Wednesday.

Mauer makes ton of sense as a No. 2 hitter, especially on the Twins team, but neither he nor manager Ron Gardenhire has ever entirely bought into the idea. Maybe the prospect of Kurt Suzuki hitting ahead of him has scared Mauer straight. If so, it'd be good news for his fantasy value. He's not going to be a big RBI guy as a No. 3 hitter anyway, and he'd score a bunch more runs hitting second.
Mar 26 - 3:59 PM

Joe Mauer started his first spring training game at first base Saturday.

"It felt a little different," Mauer said. "I've never actually played first base here at Spring Training, so I was a little worried about seeing the ball off the bat. It's a little bright out there, so it was nice I was able to get a ball in the first inning and make a play." Mauer is making the transition from catcher in hopes of avoiding concussions like the one that prematurely ended his 2013 season. The 30-year-old has started 54 games at first base for his career, so it's not as though he's a complete stranger to the position. Still, there will likely be a bit of a learning curve in his first season as a full-time first baseman.
Mar 1 - 9:20 PM

Joe Mauer (concussion) took live batting practice Saturday.

"It was good to get out there," Mauer said. "Everything went well today." It was the first time Mauer faced live pitching since August 19, when he sustained a concussion after taking multiple foul tips in the facemask. The injury derailed his season and forced him to move from catcher to first base this offseason. Now symptom-free and at a less volatile position, the 30-year-old is a good bet to post a strong season at the plate in 2014.
Feb 22 - 7:50 PM

Joe Mauer (concussion) hasn't taken any swings in the cage this offseason.

"It varies every year," Mauer said of his winter routine. "This year I wanted to start off the year making sure I got over this concussion and took the time. It's going pretty good heading into the year." Mauer has been symptom-free since late October. "I'll get to camp, and I think we'll have plenty of time to get ready for the season," he said. Mauer will shift to first base full-time in 2014, a move that will ensure more at-bats but less position scarcity for fantasy owners.
Jan 23 - 9:19 AM

Joe Mauer is moving to first base in 2014.

Mauer suffered a nasty concussion in August 2013 and the Twins want to lessen the odds of him getting another. Mauer's real-life value will take a hit with this move -- his bat doesn't look nearly as great at first base -- but it's a decision that makes loads of sense nonetheless. Mauer is locked in with the Twins through 2018. They need to protect him. He will retain catcher eligibility in most fantasy formats for the 2014 season.
Mon, Nov 11, 2013 11:21:00 AM

Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said on MLB Network Radio on Sirius XM on Tuesday that Joe Mauer (concussion) is now symptom-free.

Excellent news. Mauer suffered a concussion in late August and was unable to make it back before the end of the season, but the time off has proved beneficial. The Twins still consider Mauer to be their starting catcher, though it's still possible he'll be moved to another position.
Tue, Oct 22, 2013 02:52:00 PM

Twins general manager Terry Ryan announced Monday that Joe Mauer (concussion) will be shut down for the rest of the season.

Mauer has simply failed to make significant progress since his concussion last month, so the Twins want to turn the focus on getting him healthy for 2014. The 30-year-old will finish the season with a .324/.404/.476 batting line to go along with 11 home runs and 47 RBI in 113 games. As of now, the Twins anticipate him being their catcher next season.
Mon, Sep 23, 2013 04:58:00 PM

Joe Mauer (concussion) had a positive workout at Target Field Thursday.

"Mauer had a decent day at our stadium and went through some cardio work," Twins general manager Terry Ryan said. "So some positive news on that. Slowly but surely he’s getting better, and today was one of the better days. He’ll be back at the stadium [Friday]." The Twins remain hopeful of getting Mauer back before the end of the season, but it's certainly not a given.
Fri, Sep 20, 2013 09:29:00 AM

Joe Mauer (concussion) will resume workouts on Wednesday at Target Field.

Mauer was told to stay home Monday and Tuesday by head trainer Dave Pruemer, though it doesn't appear to be because he had a setback. There's still no timetable for his return, though the Twins remain hopeful that he can make it back before the end of the season.
Tue, Sep 17, 2013 08:59:00 PM

Joe Mauer (concussion) will not leave with the Twins on Sunday for their road trip.

He could still join them at some point during the trip. Mauer has shown improvement with his post-concussion symptoms recently and the club remains hopeful that he'll return before the end of the season.
Sun, Sep 15, 2013 12:49:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Kurt Suzuki
2Josmil Pinto
1B1Joe Mauer
2B1Brian Dozier
SS1Pedro Florimon
2Eduardo Escobar
3Jason Bartlett
3B1Trevor Plouffe
2Eduardo Nunez
LF1Josh Willingham
CF1Aaron Hicks
2Darin Mastroianni
RF1Oswaldo Arcia
DH1Jason Kubel
2Chris Colabello
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Ricky Nolasco
2Kevin Correia
3Phil Hughes
4Mike Pelfrey
5Kyle Gibson
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Glen Perkins
2Jared Burton
3Casey Fien
4Brian Duensing
5Anthony Swarzak
6Caleb Thielbar
7Samuel Deduno