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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 is not in the Twins' lineup Thursday.
It appears to be a routine day off. Byung-Ho Park is on the bench again, as well. The Twins are going with Trevor Plouffe at first base, Eduardo Nunez at third, Eduardo Escobar at shortstop, Robbie Grossman in the designated hitter spot and Danny Santana in left field. Jun 30 - 11:39 AM

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Joe Mauer will serve as the designated hitter Saturday versus the Yankees.

The Twins are using the same lineup they did on Friday, but Mauer will DH and Byung Ho Park will play first base.
Jun 25 - 10:20 AM

Joe Mauer is not in the Twins' lineup Thursday against the Yankees.

Mauer, who has appeared in every game but one this year, will get a rare day off. Byung-ho Park is filling in at first base. He'll bat fifth against Yankees lefty CC Sabathia.
Jun 16 - 5:27 PM

Joe Mauer went 2-for-5 with an RBI triple in Tuesday's loss to the Angels.

Mauer sped around the bases for an RBI three-bagger against Angels starter Jhoulys Chacin in the fifth inning. It was his second triple of the season. The veteran is slashing .286/.388/.420 with seven homers and 25 RBI across 231 at-bats.
Jun 15 - 2:34 AM

Joe Mauer is not in the Twins' lineup Wednesday.

Byung-ho Park will start at first base and bat fifth versus A's left-hander Sean Manaea. Eduardo Nunez is at DH. This is just a day of rest for Mauer.
Jun 1 - 1:20 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Kurt Suzuki
2Juan Centeno
1B1Joe Mauer
2B1Brian Dozier
SS1Eduardo Nunez
2Eduardo Escobar
3B1Trevor Plouffe
LF1Robbie Grossman
CF1Byron Buxton
2Danny Santana
3Darin Mastroianni
RF1Max Kepler
DH1Miguel Sano
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Phil Hughes
2Ervin Santana
3Kyle Gibson
4Ricky Nolasco
5Tyler Duffey
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Glen Perkins
2Brandon Kintzler
3Fernando Abad
4Kevin Jepsen
5Trevor May
6Ryan Pressly
7Michael Tonkin
8Buddy Boshers
9Taylor Rogers
10Neil Ramirez