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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
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Joe Mauer is getting the day off Sunday against the Tigers.
Miguel Sano will start at first base and hit third versus Detroit left-hander Matt Boyd. Ehire Adrianza is playing third base and batting ninth. Aug 13 - 11:06 AM

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Joe Mauer hit a two-run homer and a three-run double but his team still fell to the Tigers on Saturday.

He cracked a bases-loaded double and then rode home on an Eddie Rosario tater in the third inning. He followed that up the next inning with a two-run shot of his own. It was Mauer's third multi-hit game in a row. The last time he drove in five or more runs in a game was way back in 2010. He has a .279 batting average with six home runs and 50 RBI in 97 games.
Aug 12 - 10:09 PM

Joe Mauer went 3-for-5 with a pair of RBI as the Twins topped the Tigers in Detroit on Friday.

Mauer delivered a two-run single in the ninth inning to cap off the scoring in the contest. With the three-hit attack, he's now hitting .278/.369/.377 with 45 RBI on the season.
Aug 11 - 11:03 PM

Joe Mauer went 3-for-5 with a run scored and an RBI in Thursday's win over the Brewers.

Mauer gave the Twins their final run of the game with an RBI single in the sixth inning. That knock gave them a 7-2 advantage which would ultimately stand as the final score. The veteran first baseman is slashing .273/.366/.374 overall and has hit five homers and driven in 43 runs in 95 games this season. Prior to Thursday's hit barrage, Mauer had picked up just five hits in his previous 32 at-bats.
Aug 10 - 11:41 PM

Joe Mauer went 0-for-5 on Wednesday and is in a 1-for-20 slump over his last six games.

Mauer's OBP is high enough to justify his spot in Minnesota's lineup, but he's on pace to finish the season with about 60 runs and RBI to go along with a single-digit homer total and an average average (he's at .268 at the moment). He's just so irrelevant for fantasy purposes.
Aug 9 - 11:51 PM

Twins activated 1B Joe Mauer from the 10-day disabled list.

He's back after missing the minimum 10 days with a strained lower back. Mauer is no longest a superstar, but he can still hit for average. He's hit a respectable .286 over 276 at-bats this year. The Twins made room for Mauer by placing Byron Buxton (groin) on the 10-day DL.
Jul 15 - 4:40 PM

Joe Mauer (back) will take batting practice Friday.

It's the first time he's done so since he was placed on the disabled list a week ago. Mauer is eligible to return Saturday and should be ready to go at that time.
Jul 14 - 5:43 PM

Twins placed 1B Joe Mauer on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to June 5, with a left side lower back/lumbar strain.

It was looking like Mauer's back injury was going to keep him out all weekend, so it makes sense to go ahead and place him on the DL. He'll be eligible to return next Saturday and would seem to have a good chance to be back at that time. Kennys Vargas will replace Mauer on the roster.
Jul 7 - 3:20 PM

Joe Mauer (back) could miss the Twins' entire weekend series against the Orioles.

Mauer would then have another four days off for the All-Star break. It doesn't sound like the Twins are planning to place Mauer on the disabled list, but if they do, he could return as early as next Saturday. Unless Kennys Vargas is called up from Triple-A, Miguel Sano will likely handle first base in Mauer's absence.
Jul 6 - 6:27 PM

Joe Mauer (back) is not in the Twins' lineup Thursday against the Orioles.

Mauer will get a day to heal up while he battles back spasms. Miguel Sano will draw a rare start at first base with Eduardo Escobar filling in at the hot corner. Mauer's fantasy contributions are pretty minimal at this stage of his career, though he still sports a respectable .286 average over 276 at-bats this season.
Jul 6 - 4:45 PM

It was revealed after Wednesday's loss to the Angels that Joe Mauer is dealing with lower back spasms.

When Mauer was not in the initial lineup on Wednesday, there was no word of an injury. Turns out that he has come down with back spasms, hence his absence (and hence why he was not available to pinch-hit late in the loss). He initially felt his back seize up on him while running the bases early in Tuesday's contest. Consider him day-to-day moving forward. It would not be a surprise to see the Twins give Mauer another game or two to rest up. He was noticeably limited in his movements after the game.
Jul 5 - 11:53 PM

Joe Mauer is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Angels.

No injury concern, here, just a normal rest day for Mauer. Miguel Sano will move over to first from the hot corner, with Eduardo Escobar working at third in Sano's place.
Jul 5 - 5:25 PM

Joe Mauer went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer and a walk Monday against the Angels.

Mauer's homers mostly seem like happy accidents; tonight's was his fifth of the year, putting him on pace to finish with his usual 10 (he finished with 10 or 11 four of the past five years).
Jul 4 - 1:41 AM

Joe Mauer went 2-for-2 with two walks and a run scored against the Indians on Saturday.

He walked and scored on a throwing error in the first inning. Mauer's days as a stud fantasy catcher are obviously in the rearview mirror and he is barely usable as a first baseman or designated hitter. He has a decent .282/.356/.397 slash line with only four home runs and 29 RBI in 261 plate appearances.
Jun 24 - 9:30 PM

Joe Mauer went 2-for-3 in Thursday's loss to the White Sox.

The Twins were unable to come up with an extra-base hit in the 9-0 loss. With his two singles, Mauer is now hitting .281/.352/.395 with four homers and 29 RBI in 61 games this season.
Jun 22 - 10:02 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
RF1Max Kepler
DH1Robbie Grossman
2Mitch Garver
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Ervin Santana
2Jose Berrios
3Hector Santiago
4Adalberto Mejia
5Bartolo Colon
6Kyle Gibson
7Dietrich Enns
8Aaron Slegers
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Matt Belisle
2Taylor Rogers
3Tyler Duffey
4Glen Perkins
5Trevor Hildenberger
6Ryan Pressly
7Ryan O'Rourke
8Dillon Gee
9Alan Busenitz
10Nik Turley
11Phil Hughes
12Trevor May