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Joe Mauer | First Baseman

Team: Minnesota Twins
Age / DOB:  (32) / 4/19/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 225
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: None
Contract: view contract details

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Joe Mauer is not in the Twins' lineup Sunday.
He's getting a day of rest. Kennys Vargas is covering first base. Oct 4 - 11:26 AM

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Joe Mauer went 2-for-4 in Friday's loss to the Royals.

Mauer was the only Twin with more than one hit in the contest. Both of his knocks went for singles, as was the case with all six of the Twins' hits. The 32-year-old first baseman is slashing .267/.340/.383 with 10 homers and 66 RBI this season. The OBP mark is nice--Mauer's always going to have a patient eye--but he's no longer a premier average hitter and his power remains somewhat suspect.
Oct 2 - 11:32 PM

Joe Mauer went 3-for-5 with a double and two runs scored, assisting in Monday's 7-1 victory over the Tigers.

Mauer doubled and scored in the Twins' four-run first inning, then singled and scored in a two-run second. The first baseman has had a mediocre year at the dish, hitting .271/.341/.378 with eight home runs, 60 RBI, and 60 runs scored, but he has at least managed to stay healthy.
Sep 14 - 11:38 PM

Joe Mauer went 2-for-4 with a double and two strikeouts in Friday's loss to the Astros.

Mauer's double was one of just two the Twins hit as a team in the 8-0 loss. He's picked up 12 hits in his last 10 games, but his .270/.335/.380 triple-slash remains mostly punch-less. The Minnesota stalwart will finish with an average under .300 for the second straight year barring an explosion of hits over this last month.
Sep 5 - 12:00 AM

Joe Mauer is not in the Twins' lineup Friday.

He's just getting a day off. Trevor Plouffe is at first base in Mauer's place and Eduardo Nunez is getting a start at third.
Aug 28 - 4:49 PM

Joe Mauer went 2-for-4 with a two-run single in Wednesday afternoon's loss to the Yankees.

Mauer singled home Chris Herrmann and Shane Robinson in the sixth inning. He started out the season driving in runs at a very nice clip, having accumulated 30 ribbies through May. In the two-and-a-half months since, he's driven in 23. These things happen when you play for a trying offense. On the year, the former batting champ is hitting .267/.332/.378 with eight home runs, 53 RBI and 51 runs scored.
Aug 19 - 3:51 PM

Joe Mauer went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Friday's loss to the Indians.

Mauer burned Corey Kluber with a solo homer in the fourth inning. Little did either player in this tragic comedy know as the ball left the bat, it would be the only hit Kluber allowed in the game. The bomb was Mauer's eighth. He's also driven in 51 runs while hitting .269/.334/.386.
Aug 15 - 12:17 AM

Joe Mauer went 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored in Tuesday's win over the Rangers.

Mauer's RBI double in the eighth inning got the Twins on the board, and he came around to score on a Miguel Sano double a batter later. Mauer is hitting .269/.334/.381 with 48 RBI and 46 runs scored on the season.
Aug 12 - 1:22 AM

Joe Mauer is not in the Twins' starting lineup on Monday afternoon against the Blue Jays.

Mauer gets a day off with the Twins taking on new Blue Jays left-hander David Price. Trevor Plouffe is starting at first base and batting third at Toronto's Rogers Centre. Eduardo Nunez is handling the hot corner.
Aug 3 - 10:44 AM

Joe Mauer went 2-for-4 with three runs scored in Tuesday's win over the Orioles.

Mauer singled twice and walked in the game, scoring all three times he reached base. Mauer has now hit safely in 16 of his last 20 games, raising his season line to .278/.346/.389. The first baseman has five homers, 41 RBI and 35 runs scored with a handful of games left to go before the All-Star break.
Jul 7 - 11:39 PM

Joe Mauer went 4-for-5 with a double and a two-run home run in Saturday's 5-3 win over the Royals.

Did somebody ask for fireworks in Kansas City? Mauer wasted little time putting the Twins on the board this Fourth of July, taking Joe Blanton deep to right after a Brian Dozier single in the first inning and staking his team to a 2-0 lead. Mauer would also double and single in the contest to finish 4-for-5. Despite a relatively light (by his standards) slash-line of .272/.341/.388, Mauer's been a productive run-producer and has now driven in 43 runs. His career best for RBI in a season was 96 in 2009 and while he's unlikely match that this year, an RBI total in the mid-to-high 80's is within reach at the rate he's currently going.
Jul 4 - 11:08 PM

Joe Mauer is not in the Twins' lineup Wednesday.

It's a routine day off. Kennys Vargas is at first base with Mauer on the bench.
Jul 1 - 10:47 AM

Joe Mauer went 2-for-3 with two RBI in Tuesday's win over the Reds.

Mauer scored a run with a sacrifice fly in the fifth inning before adding an RBI single in the eighth. It was Mauer's first multi-RBI game since June 5, as he totaled nine RBI for the month of June. The multi-hit game was just his fifth this month. With Tuesday's game, Mauer is now hitting .263/.334/.370 with 39 RBI on the year.
Jul 1 - 12:32 AM

Joe Mauer went 1-for-4 with a game-tying solo home run in the eighth inning of Thursday's win over the Cardinals.

The Twins' offense couldn't push across a run through seven innings, but staring down the barrel of a possible 1-0 defeat, Joe Mauer stepped up to clock a Kevin Siegrist out of the park with two outs in the eighth inning. Siegrist had struck out the first two batters of the frame. The homer was Mauer's third of the season. Despite the dramatic long ball, Mauer is still just hitting .253/.316/.359. All three of those triple-slash numbers would go down as career worsts if the season ended today.
Jun 18 - 4:28 PM

Joe Mauer went 2-for-3 with a three-run homer and a walk Friday against the Brewers.

His three-run blast tied the game in the fifth inning, but the Brewers eventually pulled ahead in the late innings. It was some rare power from Mauer, who has just two home runs in 53 games this season. He's batting .269 with a .327 on-base percentage on the year, which is very uncharacteristic for him.
Jun 6 - 12:06 AM