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Joe Mauer | First Baseman

Team: Minnesota Twins
Age / DOB:  (31) / 4/19/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 225
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
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Twins manager Paul Molitor said Thursday that Joe Mauer will hit no lower than third in the order this season.
It will either be second or third. Molitor's decision will ultimately hinge on where he sees Brian Dozier and Danny Santana hitting. "I've toyed with how different things might shake, but it's hard to be presumptuous because we have a few positions where we don't know who that will be," said Molitor. "It might influence what happens. I don't think he's going to have to worry about being anywhere on the backside of three." Mauer batted just .277/.361/.371 with four homers and 55 RBI over 120 games last season and doesn't hold nearly as much fantasy appeal as he once did now that he's only eligible at first base. Feb 26 - 4:57 PM

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Joe Mauer indicated Saturday that he's enjoying a normal and healthy offseason and believes he's in a good place heading into the 2015 season.

Mauer did not have that same luxury last offseason when he was dealing with concussion issues. He had a disappointing season at the dish in his first go-round as the team's starting first baseman, slashing just .277/.361/.371 with four homers and 55 RBI in 120 games.
Jan 24 - 12:54 PM

Red Sox bench coach Torey Lovullo interviewed for the Twins' managerial position late last week, Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reports.

Cafardo previously reported the BoSox had granted the Twins permission to conduct an interview, and apparently that interview took place sometime during the week. That makes three different openings for which Lovullo has interviewed, as he also interviewed with the Rangers and Astros, before the Astros hired A.J. Hinch. Chip Hale, Paul Molitor, Doug Mientkiewicz, John Russell and Sandy Alomar Jr. are a few of the other names being considered for the Twins' job.
Sat, Oct 11, 2014 06:23:00 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that Indians bench coach Sandy Alomar, Jr. will interview for the Twins' vacant managerial position.

Alomar is the seventh known candidate linked to the Twins, joining Torey Lovullo, Chip Hale, Paul Molitor, Doug Mientkiewicz, Gene Glynn and John Russell. A 20-year major league veteran, Alomar has been on Cleveland's coaching staff for six years, serving as the bench coach for the past two seasons. He has interviewed for other managerial openings over the past few years.
Fri, Oct 10, 2014 09:20:00 AM

Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reports that the Red Sox have granted the Twins permission to interview bench coach Torey Lovullo for their manager job.

Lovullo is also a candidate for the Rangers' managerial vacancy. Chip Hale, Paul Molitor, Doug Mientkiewicz, and John Russell are among the other names under consideration for the Twins' job. Molitor is reportedly the favorite for the job.
Tue, Oct 7, 2014 10:18:00 AM

Darren Wolfson of 1500ESPN.com reports that the Twins have asked for and been given permission to interview Athletics bench coach Chip Hale for their managerial vacancy.

Hale, who played six of his seven big league seasons in Minnesota, has also interviewed for the Diamondbacks' job. He joins Paul Molitor, Doug Mientkiewicz, and John Russell as known candidates to replace Ron Gardenhire. Molitor is viewed as the early favorite for the gig.
Mon, Oct 6, 2014 07:43:00 PM

The Twins interviewed High-A Fort Myers manager Doug Mientkiewicz for their managerial opening on Thursday.

He joins coach Paul Molitor as those that have interviewed thus far, with Molitor being considered the early favorite. Bench coach Terry Steinbach and Triple-A Rochester manager Gene Glynn have not yet been contacted to interview but could be candidates. It's not clear at this point which candidates from outside the organization will be considered.
Fri, Oct 3, 2014 09:24:00 AM

Darren Wolfson of 1500-ESPN reports that the Twins will interview Paul Molitor for their managerial vacancy on Thursday.

This confirms a report from La Velle E. Neal III of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. Twins bench coach Terry Steinbach is also expected to interview for the job, but Wolfson is calling Molitor the "front-runner." The Hall of Famer hasn't managed before, but he has extensive coaching experience and was on the Twins' staff this season with a focus on baserunning, bunting, in-game strategy, and infield instruction.
Wed, Oct 1, 2014 04:07:00 PM

Joe Mauer (elbow) is back in Thursday's lineup against the Tigers.

Mauer left Tuesday's game after being hit on the elbow with a pitch and sat out Wednesday, but he's ready to give it a go. He'll hit third and play first base.
Thu, Sep 25, 2014 04:15:00 PM

Joe Mauer (elbow) is not expected to play Wednesday.

Mauer exited Tuesday's contest after being hit on the right elbow by a pitch. The pitch hit a nerve, sending a tingling sensation through his arm, and he also had noticeable swelling. He's day-to-day, though, and should be back this weekend in Detroit.
Wed, Sep 24, 2014 12:09:00 AM

Joe Mauer exited Tuesday's game against the Diamondbacks with a right elbow contusion.

Mauer was hit by an Andrew Chafin pitch in the first inning. He's being called day-to-day and it doesn't sound like any X-rays will be taken.
Tue, Sep 23, 2014 08:49:00 PM

Joe Mauer is not in Monday's lineup against the Diamondbacks.

Here's a reminder that this is the last week of the season and fantasy owners need to be prepared to roll with the punches. Chris Parmelee will start at first base Monday.
Mon, Sep 22, 2014 04:28:00 PM

Joe Mauer drove in four runs with a pair of singles Monday against the Tigers.

If only Mauer had hit like his usual self in the first half, he could have racked up some nice RBI numbers behind a surprisingly productive top of the Twins order. At least he has been better since coming off the DL, driving in 22 runs in 34 games. He had just 28 RBI in 76 games before getting hurt.
Mon, Sep 15, 2014 11:44:00 PM

Joe Mauer finished 3-for-4 with four RBI in the Twins' 6-4 defeat of the Orioles on Monday.

Mauer struck out swinging in his first at-bat, but he singled in the fourth inning, hit a two-run triple in the sixth inning, and then added a two-run single in the eighth. Mauer has been serving as the Twins' designated hitter for the past few games because of a sore shoulder but he is expected to return to first base this week.
Mon, Sep 1, 2014 04:26:00 PM

Joe Mauer is not in Thursday's lineup against the Royals.

He's presumably just getting a breather. Chris Parmelee will start at first base.
Thu, Aug 28, 2014 04:48:00 PM