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Joe Mauer | First Baseman

Team: Minnesota Twins
Age / DOB:  (31) / 4/19/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 233
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
Contract: view contract details

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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. Sep 15 - 11:44 PM

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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.
Sep 1 - 4:26 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.
Aug 28 - 4:48 PM

Joe Mauer went 1-for-4 with an RBI single in Tuesday's loss to the Royals.

Mauer broke a scoreless tie with his RBI single off Royals starter Danny Duffy in the seventh inning. The run batted in was Mauer's 40th RBI on the year. The 31-year-old has come back swinging since returning from his oblique injury, batting .309 with 12 RBI in the month of August.
Aug 26 - 11:22 PM

Joe Mauer doubled, drew two walks, and knocked in three runs in Saturday's win against the Tigers in the first game of a double-header.

Mauer singled in a run in the first inning and doubled in a pair in the second. He has hit well since returning from an oblique injury on August 11, now batting .357 (15-for-42) in his last 42 at-bats. Mauer now owns a .281/.361/.383 slash line with four home runs and 38 RBI.
Aug 23 - 4:31 PM

Joe Mauer went 2-for-4 with an RBI double and a run scored in Tuesday's loss to the Indians.

Mauer got a little unlucky when his double in the first inning went out of play, as Brian Dozier would have likely been able to score as well if it had stayed in play. Still, the two-hit night gave Mauer 10 hits in 29 at-bats since returning from the disabled list. The good stretch has his overall line up to .277/.351/.380, and expect those numbers to continue to climb as he redeems his poor early hitting.
Aug 20 - 12:03 AM

Joe Mauer went 2-for-4 with a home run in the Twins' defeat of the Astros on Wednesday afternoon.

Mauer singled in the top of the first inning and then slugged a solo shot in the top of the sixth for the game's first run. He's been hitting well since returning from the disabled list on Monday and could be ready to make up for lost time for loyal fantasy owners down the stretch.
Aug 13 - 5:05 PM

Making his return from the DL, Joe Mauer went 2-for-4 with a go-ahead single in the top of the ninth as the Twins beat the Astros 4-2 on Monday.

Mauer also walked with the contest. He was initially given credit for two RBI on his go-ahead hit in the ninth, but the play was then deemed a single and an error on Domingo Santana, which was the correct call. Mauer kept his hitting streak intact. It's now at 13 games, dating back to June 19.
Aug 12 - 12:13 AM

Twins activated 1B Joe Mauer from the 15-day disabled list.

No word yet on the corresponding roster move. Mauer, out since July 2 with a strained right oblique, went 6-for-15 (.400) over four games during his minor league rehab assignment. The 31-year-old has been a disappointment for fantasy owners with a .271/.342/.353 batting line to go along with two homers and 28 RBI, but there's still time for redemption down the stretch.
Aug 11 - 5:05 PM

Joe Mauer (oblique) is expected to be activated from the disabled list on Monday.

He's hit .400 in four rehab games and, more importantly, hasn't had any issues with his right oblique. Mauer is sporting a disappointing .271/.342/.353 with two homers over 76 games this season, but fantasy owners should feel confident in sticking him back into their lineups.
Aug 10 - 1:47 PM

Joe Mauer (oblique) went 2-for-4 Saturday in a rehab game at Low-A Cedar Rapids.

Mauer has been out since July 2 with a strained right oblique. Friday he went 3-for-5 with a run scored and an RBI. He is progressing in the right direction and should be returning to the Twins' active roster soon.
Aug 9 - 9:09 PM

Joe Mauer played all nine innings at first base in his rehab game at Low-A Cedar Rapids on Friday, going 3-for-5 with a run scored and an RBI.

All three of Mauer's hits in the contest were singles. He'll continue to rehab through the weekend, and if all goes well he'll be cleared to return to the Twins lineup at some point next week.
Aug 9 - 8:56 AM

Joe Mauer (oblique) is starting at first base and scheduled to play all nine innings in his rehab assignment at Low-A Cedar Rapids on Friday.

He has been sidelined for over a month now with a strained oblique, but is finally making tangible progress and looks as though he will return to the Twins lineup at some point next week. Before hitting the shelf, he was hitting .271/.342/.353 with two homers and 28 RBI in his first 76 contests.
Aug 8 - 8:47 PM

Joe Mauer (oblique) is expected to rejoin the Twins' active roster early next week.

Mauer will rehab at Low-A Cedar Rapids through the weekend. The first baseman has been on the shelf since July 2 because of a strained right oblique muscle. He was batting just .271/.342/.353 with two home runs and 28 RBI in 76 games before suffering the injury.
Aug 5 - 5:30 PM

Joe Mauer (oblique) will begin a rehab assignment next week at Low-A Cedar Rapids.

It's not clear which day the assignment will begin. Mauer took batting practice on the field without incident Wednesday and is nearly ready for game action. He could be ready for activation by the end of next week if all goes well.
Aug 1 - 5:33 PM

Depth Charts

C1Kurt Suzuki
2Eric Fryer
3Josmil Pinto
1B1Joe Mauer
2B1Brian Dozier
SS1Eduardo Escobar
2Doug Bernier
3B1Trevor Plouffe
2Eduardo Nunez
LF1Jordan Schafer
2Chris Herrmann
CF1Danny Santana
RF1Oswaldo Arcia
2Chris Parmelee
DH1Kennys Vargas
Starting Pitcher
S1Ricky Nolasco
2Phil Hughes
3Kyle Gibson
4Tommy Milone
5Trevor May
6Mike Pelfrey
Relief Pitcher
R1Glen Perkins
2Jared Burton
3Casey Fien
4Brian Duensing
5Anthony Swarzak
6Caleb Thielbar
7Ryan Pressly
8Aaron Thompson
9A.J. Achter
10Logan Darnell
11Michael Tonkin
12Lester Oliveros