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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-3 with a double and two RBI as the Twins' leadoff hitter Wednesday against the Cardinals.
It was an interesting lineup for Minnesota today. Byron Buxton had hit leadoff exclusively this spring, but he was in the fifth spot today, with Mauer leading off and being followed by Brian Dozier, Max Kepler and Miguel Sano. Clearly, Paul Molitor isn't locked into any arrangement yet. We'd be pretty surprised to see Mauer leading off to begin the regular season, though. Mar 15 - 4:17 PM

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Joe Mauer reached base in all three of his place appearances Monday as the Twins edged the Cardinals 2-1 in 10 innings.

Mauer hit second today, but the Twins are still deciding where they'll bat him this season. Second makes a lot more sense than third, particularly since the Twins are lacking in top-of-the-order alternatives. Brian Dozier figures to lead off, even though he was far-and-away the team's best power hitter last year.
Mar 6 - 5:31 PM

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

He's been battling a quad injury for the past few weeks and may not see any more action this year. September call-up James Beresford will fill in at first base and bat ninth against White Sox right-hander James Shields.
Sat, Oct 1, 2016 04:44:00 PM

Joe Mauer (quad) remained out of the Twins' lineup Thursday.

He hasn't started a game since Sunday as he battles a nagging right quad ailment. Mauer will likely continue to serve mainly as a pinch-hitter in the final days of the season.
Thu, Sep 29, 2016 04:25:00 PM

Joe Mauer (quad) will be available to hit off the bench when the Twins face the Royals on Wednesday.

While Mauer could see an at-bat in Wednesday's contest, he is not in the lineup proper. Kennys Vargas draws the start at first instead and is hitting fifth. Mauer has been dealing with a right quad injury for well over a month. He has played in just 12 games in September.
Wed, Sep 28, 2016 05:14:00 PM

Joe Mauer (quad) admitted Saturday that he's "been feeling terrible for a while."

Mauer has battled lingering pain in his right quad area for the last six weeks and has been in and out of the lineup of late. "Well, I feel terrible," Mauer said. "I’ve been feeling terrible for a while. But the season’s not over." The first baseman will be back in the lineup Sunday, but his playing time in the final week figures to continue to be curtailed.
Sun, Sep 25, 2016 10:08:00 AM

Joe Mauer (quad) is not in the Twins' lineup Saturday against the Mariners.

Mauer is still battling right quad soreness. Saturday will mark his fifth straight absence. Kennys Vargas will draw another start at first base and bat fifth against M's lefty Ariel Miranda.
Sat, Sep 24, 2016 04:12:00 PM

Joe Mauer might not start again until Sunday due to ongoing soreness in his right quad.

Mauer hasn't started since last Saturday, although he had been slated to play Wednesday before that game was rained out. After a terrific August, Mauer has fallen off to .119/.245/.238 in September. Kennys Vargas has been filling in at first base.
Fri, Sep 23, 2016 09:45:00 AM

Joe Mauer is out of the Twins' starting lineup for Game 1 of Thursday's doubleheader versus Detroit.

Kennys Vargas will start at first base and bat fifth against Tigers right-hander Anibal Sanchez. Twins manager Paul Molitor said he has noticed some "off-balance" swings from Mauer this week and might also sit him against Justin Verlander in the nightcap Thursday.
Thu, Sep 22, 2016 12:35:00 PM

Joe Mauer went 0-for-1 with three walks Friday against the Mets.

It was his third three-walk game of the season. We know, we know. That isn’t very exciting for fantasy owners. Mauer recently missed some time with some soreness in his quads, but he felt well enough to play first base on Friday under National League rules.
Fri, Sep 16, 2016 10:02:00 PM

Joe Mauer (quads) is back in the Twins' starting lineup on Thursday against the Tigers.

Mauer sat out Wednesday due to nagging soreness in both of his quadriceps. He will serve as the Twins' designated hitter and bat third Thursday versus Detroit right-hander Mike Pelfrey.
Thu, Sep 15, 2016 11:18:00 AM

Joe Mauer (quad) is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Tigers.

Mauer has been experiencing soreness in his quads since the middle of August, though he has been able to play intermittently. The veteran first baseman last saw the field on September 10. Kennys Vargas will man first against the Tigers in Mauer's absence and is batting fourth.
Wed, Sep 14, 2016 04:33:00 PM

Joe Mauer might sit out until Wednesday because of nagging soreness in both quads.

He's dealt with quad issues for a couple weeks now. With the Twins facing lefties Monday and Tuesday, manager Paul Molitor thinks it might be a good time to get Mauer an extended break. James Beresford is filling in at first base Sunday. The Twins also have Miguel Sano and Kurt Suzuki on the bench, as Kennys Vargas is the designated hitter an Juan Centeno is catching.
Sun, Sep 11, 2016 11:47:00 AM

Joe Mauer went 1-for-6 on the night but the one hit was a game-winning RBI single in the bottom of the twelfth to lift the Twins over the Indians 2-1 on Saturday.

The 33-year-old former catcher with the mega-contract is having another boring year for his fantasy owners. He is batting .269/.368/.401 with 11 home runs and 49 RBI in 557 at-bats.
Sat, Sep 10, 2016 11:09:00 PM

Joe Mauer (quad) is playing first base and batting second for Wednesday's game against the Indians.

Mauer sat out three games with a strained quad earlier this month, but he returned to the lineup on Saturday and looks to be past that minor injury. The veteran is hitting .276/.376/.404 with 10 homers and 47 RBI over 445 at-bats.
Wed, Aug 31, 2016 04:17:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Jason Castro
2John Ryan Murphy
3Chris Gimenez
4Dan Rohlfing
5Eddy Rodriguez
1B1Joe Mauer
2Matt Hague
3Ben Paulsen
2B1Brian Dozier
2Tommy Field
SS1Eduardo Escobar
2Jorge Polanco
3Ehire Adrianza
4Benji Gonzalez
3B1Miguel Sano
LF1Robbie Grossman
2Eddie Rosario
CF1Byron Buxton
2Danny Santana
3Drew Stubbs
4J.B. Shuck
RF1Max Kepler
DH1Kennys Vargas
Starting Pitcher
S1Ervin Santana
2Phil Hughes
3Hector Santiago
4Kyle Gibson
5Jose Berrios
6Justin Haley
7Tyler Duffey
8Adalberto Mejia
9Nick Tepesch
Relief Pitcher
R1Brandon Kintzler
2Ryan Pressly
3Glen Perkins
4Michael Tonkin
5Taylor Rogers
6Buddy Boshers
7Craig Breslow
8Ryan O'Rourke
9Matt Belisle
10Trevor May
11Drew Rucinski
12Nick Greenwood
13Alex Wimmers
14Raul Fernandez