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Joe Mauer | First Baseman | #7

Team: Minnesota Twins
Age / DOB:  (33) / 4/19/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 225
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2001 / Rd. 1 (1) / MIN
Contract: view contract details

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Joe Mauer went 2-for-4 with a homer, two RBI and a walk against the Mariners on Friday.
Mauer seems to be finding his stroke again after a rough three weeks to open May. He's been a fine player overall this year, with his .281 average, .389 OBP and .401 slugging percentage. Still, with four homers, 15 runs scored and 15 RBI in 46 games, he hasn't been able to do much for his fantasy owners. May 28 - 1:18 AM

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Joe Mauer went 3-for-5 with a solo homer in Monday's loss to the Royals.

The longball came in the first inning off of Ian Kennedy and was Mauer's third of the season. The power has still been lacking for Mauer, and he's cooled off in May after a nice April. However, he's still been productive overall with a .380 on-base percentage.
May 24 - 12:28 AM

Joe Mauer is not in the Twins starting lineup for Saturday's contest against the Blue Jays.

Manager Paul Molitor is opting to give Mauer a breather against opposing southpaw J.A. Happ. The 33-year-old is hitting .265/.377/.361 with two homers and 11 RBI through his first 41 games.
May 21 - 11:24 AM

Joe Mauer ripped a solo homer in Tuesday's loss to the Tigers.

It was one of two solo blasts that the Twins had -- Miguel Sano had the other -- and they put the club in a 2-0 lead going into the bottom of the seventh. That's when the Tigers erupted for seven runs. Mauer has slumped this month after a big April but is still sporting a nice .274/.389/.378 batting line.
May 17 - 11:41 PM

Joe Mauer will hit leadoff Monday against the Orioles.

This will be his first ever start out of the leadoff spot. Mauer leads the AL with a .420 on-base percentage, so it's not a bad idea as the club tries to create some offense. The last-place Twins have lost five in a row and nine out of 10.
May 9 - 4:42 PM

Joe Mauer is not in the Twins' lineup Saturday against the White Sox.

This will be his first absence of 2016. It's just a maintenance day for the veteran, who probably wouldn't have fared well against Chicago left-hander Chris Sale. Byung Ho Park will sub in at first base with Miguel Sano sliding in as the DH. Mauer's production has tailed off in recent years but he's off to a nice start, hitting .311 with an absurd .433 on base percentage.
May 7 - 4:10 PM

Joe Mauer went 0-for-4 with a strikeout in Friday’s loss to the White Sox.

Mauer began the season by getting on base in 28 consecutive games, but the streak is now over. The Twins have a lot of issues right now, but Mauer isn’t one of them. Even after Friday’s 0-fer, the 33-year-old is batting .311/.433/.417 on the year.
May 6 - 11:59 PM

Joe Mauer tripled, walked and scored the Twins' only run Thursday against the White Sox.

Mauer is hitting .387 with a 1.068 OPS, but it's still mostly his fault that the Twins are 0-9.
Apr 14 - 4:40 PM

Joe Mauer went 2-for-4 with a home run in a loss to the Orioles on Thursday.

Mauer took Orioles starter Ubaldo Jimenez yard in the first inning for his first dinger of the season. He hasn't hit more than 11 home runs in a single season since his 28-homer outburst in 2009, but he's still got some pop in his bat. Still, at 32 years old, his best days are behind him at this point.
Apr 7 - 10:20 PM

Joe Mauer hit a three-run homer off the Nationals' Joe Ross on Saturday.

Mauer ends the spring with a nice .295/.360/.523 line and two homers in 44 at-bats. He should be in for a better year this year with concussions taking less of a toll on his vision than they did last season. Still, his fantasy upside would seem to be pretty limited.
Apr 2 - 3:59 PM

Twins manager Paul Molitor said Saturday that he expects Joe Mauer to bat second in the Twins lineup.

"I envision him hitting second a lot, at least here early", the Twins skipper told reporters. Mauer, who has been battling blurred vision as a result of a concussion, is batting .282 with one homer and eight RBI in Grapefruit League play. Fantasy owners could do worse with a late round selection than a former MVP who is getting everyday at-bats in a premium lineup spot.
Apr 2 - 11:18 AM

Joe Mauer hit his first spring homer Tuesday as a Twins split-squad topped the Orioles 5-1.

It was a two-run shot off Mike Wright. Mauer is hitting .292 with an .879 OPS this spring. It'll be very interesting to see if his bat bounces back this year after he admitted to blurred vision as a result of his concussion. He's been experimenting with sunglasses this spring.
Mar 22 - 4:21 PM

Joe Mauer has revealed that he's occasionally dealt with blurred vision since his concussion issues in 2013.

Mauer noted that bright sunshine has sometimes triggered the blurred vision, which he said, not surprisingly, has affected his pitch tracking. He'll experiment during spring training with sunglasses in hopes that it will help the issue. "I’ve always been kind of weird about my routine when it comes to stepping into the (batter’s) box, but it’s something I’ll give a shot this spring and see if it helps," Mauer said. Mauer's concussion issues forced him to move to first base and it seems obvious that it's also affected his production at the plate, as he's hit .270/.348/.376 the last two seasons after entering 2013 with a career .323/.405/.468 line.
Feb 12 - 3:56 PM

Twins GM Terry Ryan confirmed Joe Mauer is unlikely to ever catch again.

"If he took the wrong type of foul tip off that mask and all of a sudden he got knocked silly, I couldn’t forgive myself," said Ryan. "There’s no ideas, there’s no thoughts, there’s no medical advice where we should put him back there, so we’re not going to." Ryan lamented that Mauer may have been a Hall-of-Famer had he stayed behind the plate but "it just wasn’t meant to be." Mauer moved to first base full-time in 2014.
Jan 30 - 5:06 PM

Joe Mauer is not in the Twins' lineup Sunday.

He's getting a day of rest. Kennys Vargas is covering first base.
Sun, Oct 4, 2015 11:26:00 AM

Depth Charts

C1Kurt Suzuki
2Juan Centeno
1B1Joe Mauer
2B1Brian Dozier
SS1Eduardo Escobar
2Eduardo Nunez
3B1Trevor Plouffe
LF1Oswaldo Arcia
2Robbie Grossman
CF1Danny Santana
2Darin Mastroianni
RF1Miguel Sano
DH1Byung-ho Park
Starting Pitcher
S1Phil Hughes
2Ervin Santana
3Kyle Gibson
4Ricky Nolasco
5Tyler Duffey
Relief Pitcher
R1Glen Perkins
2Kevin Jepsen
3Trevor May
4Fernando Abad
5Michael Tonkin
6Ryan Pressly
7Brandon Kintzler
8Pat Dean
9Taylor Rogers
10Buddy Boshers