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Joe Mauer | First Baseman | #7

Team: Minnesota Twins
Age / DOB:  (34) / 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 Wednesday against the Rangers.
He'll get the night off with left-hander Cole Hamels throwing for Texas. Kennys Vargas is in at first base and batting fifth. Mauer carries a .236 average with no homers through 72 at-bats this season. He's no longer on the fantasy radar.

RotoGrinders.com Daily Slant: Mauer's absence from the lineup is good news for anyone who is sneakily trying to stack the Twins. Minnesota will be a very lightly owned stack against Cole Hamels, but Hamels has had some struggles with RH bats at home while with the Rangers. Last season, he allowed a .367 wOBA,1.47 HR/9 rate and 34.7 hard% to RHs at home, and the Twins do possess a few tough RHs towards the heart of the order (Dozier, Sano, Grossman). The Twins aren't going to be popular, but they provide some nice under-owned upside in large-field tournaments. Apr 26 - 5:09 PM

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Joe Mauer is not in the Twins starting lineup for Saturday's showdown against the Tigers.

Mauer is taking a seat with left-hander Matt Boyd on the hill for the Tigers. The 34-year-old is off to a slow start at the plate, hitting just .207/.258/.224 with no homers and six RBI in his first 15 games.
Apr 22 - 11:20 AM

Joe Mauer is not in Tuesday's lineup versus the Tigers.

It sounds like a routine day off. Chris Gimenez will handle first base duties.
Apr 11 - 10:34 AM

Joe Mauer is not in the Twins' lineup Friday.

He's just getting a breather. The Twins have shifted Miguel Sano over to first base and installed Eduardo Escobar at third. They also have Chris Gimenez catching over Jason Castro.

RotoGrinders.com Daily Slant: The Twins are one of the sneakier stacks on tonight's main slate against Derek Holland, who struggled during the spring and is coming off of a season where he allowed a 5.54 xFIP and 1.44 HR/9 rate to RH bats. Holland also owned a lowly 13.2 K% against RH bats, which bodes well for some of the strikeout prone bats in the Twins order. Dozier, Grossman, Buxton and Sano are all strong targets.

Joe Mauer hit his first spring homer Thursday off the Rays' Jake Odorizzi.

Mauer is a cleanup man now and needs to act like it. Or something. We're not quite sure why the Twins' best OBP guy, who hasn't slugged even .400 since 2013, is batting fourth, but expectations are that he'll occupy that spot against right-handers initially.
Mar 30 - 4:21 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jason Castro
2Chris Gimenez
1B1Joe Mauer
2B1Brian Dozier
SS1Eduardo Escobar
2Jorge Polanco
3Ehire Adrianza
3B1Miguel Sano
LF1Eddie Rosario
CF1Byron Buxton
2Danny Santana
RF1Max Kepler
DH1Robbie Grossman
2Kennys Vargas
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Ervin Santana
2Phil Hughes
3Hector Santiago
4Kyle Gibson
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Brandon Kintzler
2Ryan Pressly
3Glen Perkins
4Michael Tonkin
5Tyler Duffey
6Taylor Rogers
7Craig Breslow
8Ryan O'Rourke
9Matt Belisle
10Justin Haley
11Nick Tepesch
12Trevor May
13Buddy Boshers