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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
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Joe Mauer is not in the Twins starting lineup for Saturday afternoon's contest against the White Sox.
It's only the second day off on the season for Mauer, and comes in a nice spot against tough southpaw Chris Sale. Look for the Twins' team leader in RBI to be back in there at first base on Sunday. May 23 - 1:34 PM

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Joe Mauer broke a 13th-inning tie with a solo home run, finishing 2-for-6 in Wednesday's win over the Pirates.

Mauer had stepped to the plate 169 times before hitting his first home run of the 2015 season. He picked a good time for it, as the solo shot to right-center broke a 3-3 tie in the 13th inning and ended up being the deciding factor in the game. Power drought aside, Mauer has compiled an otherwise productive .284/.341/.381 with 24 RBI.
May 20 - 11:07 PM

Joe Mauer went 1-for-4 with a bases-clearing single as the Twins held off the Pirates on Tuesday.

Mauer hit a weak single to the left of shortstop Jung-Ho Kang, who was playing close to the second base bag in a shift. Two runs easily scored and Dozier took advantage of Starling Marte's lackadaisical throw back to the infield, scoring the third run on the play. Mauer is still looking for his first home run on the year, but he's batting .282/.341/.362 with 23 RBI.
May 19 - 10:41 PM

Joe Mauer went 1-for-3 with an RBI single in Sunday's loss to the Rays.

Mauer got things started off well enough for the Twins, hitting a single to score Brian Dozier in the first inning. Unfortunately for the home team, it would be the only run the Twins would score until they tacked on a few ninth inning runs to make the 11-3 score look vaguely more respectable. The RBI was Mauer's 20th of the season, a very solid mark. Despite the RBI and a nice average at .283, Mauer continues to hit for a distressingly low amount of power and is slugging just .366 for the season.
May 17 - 5:35 PM

Joe Mauer went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts in Thursday's loss to the Tigers.

Anibal Sanchez had Mauer's number in this one, striking out the catcher twice in three at-bats. Al Alburquerque fanned Mauer in the ninth inning just to rub salt into the wound. This season, Mauer's hitting a disappointing .274/.336/.363, with 19 RBI and 12 runs scored. He's still searching for his first home run.
May 14 - 4:25 PM

Joe Mauer knocked in three runs with his second triple of the year Wednesday against the Tigers.

That's as many RBI as he had collected in his previous 10 games this month. Mauer has 19 RBI for the season, which isn't so bad. One problem is that he's scored just 12 runs with Twins struggling to get production behind him.
May 13 - 10:43 PM

For the first time this year, Joe Mauer is not in the Twins' lineup on Thursday.

It's a simple day off for Mauer. Kennys Vargas is at first base and batting third against the Athletics.
May 7 - 11:40 AM

Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reports that the Twins have had internal discussions about hitting Joe Mauer leadoff.

With his ability to get on base and work a walk, combined with the disappearance of his power in recent years, the idea makes sense. He's off to a nice start hitting out of the three-hole though, slashing .302/.382/.396 with no homers and 13 RBI.
Source: Boston Globe
May 3 - 10:29 PM

Joe Mauer went 3-for-5 with two RBI for a second straight game Thursday versus the White Sox.

Mauer went homerless in April, but he does finish the money with a .318 average and 13 RBI in 22 games. It's just too bad the guys behind him have played so poorly; he's scored a total of seven runs despite a near-.400 OBP.
Apr 30 - 11:18 PM

Joe Mauer tripled to drive in two runs in the eleventh inning, helping the Twins to a 4-2 win.

Mauer hit the big triple off of Tyler Olson. In addition to the extra-inning heroics, he also smacked an RBI double in the third inning. He would finish the game 3-for-5 with a walk and three RBI. The Twins star now has eight hits in his last 19 at-bats and is slashing .299/.392/.373. Mauer's lack of power remains a concern (he has yet to hit a home run and hit just four last season), but he's clearly seeing the ball well as the calendar nears May. Hopefully Sunday's game is a sign of things to come.
Apr 26 - 8:49 PM

Joe Mauer went 2-for-3 with a pair of walks and a run scored in Wednesday's win against the Royals.

Mauer bumped his average up to .291 and his on-base percentage up to .375 with the effort, but as his .327 slugging percentage shows, he just hasn't hit for any power. His only extra-base hits on the season are a pair of doubles. Mauer's lack of power was a problem last year as he slugged only .371 with four home runs. Hitting third and playing at first base, the Twins are hoping Mauer can find his power stroke sooner rather than later.
Apr 22 - 11:03 PM

Joe Mauer went 2-for-4 with an RBI in Tuesday's loss to the Royals.

Mauer doubled off Royals starter Jason Vargas and also came through with an RBI single in the fourth inning. He's hit safely in seven of his last nine games, raising his average to .269. The double was just his second extra-base hit of the season, though, and Mauer is still looking for his first home run.
Apr 21 - 11:26 PM

Joe Mauer knocked in three runs in Thursday's win over the Royals.

Mauer finished the day 1-for-4, but he drove in a run with a groundout in the third before adding an RBI single in the fourth and a sacrifice fly in the eighth. He came into Thursday's action with just one RBI over his first eight games, but some of that is obviously a function of the lineup around him. He's batting .281 (9-for-32) with a .351 on-base percentage thus far, but he's still in search of his first extra-base hit.
Apr 16 - 4:54 PM

Joe Mauer went 1-for-3 and scored his squad's lone run as the Twins fell to the Tigers for the third consecutive game on Thursday.

It took until the seventh inning of the season's third game for the Twins to score their first run, and that only came courtesy of an error on Yoenis Cespedes. Mauer also drew a walk in the contest and is off to a nice start, hitting .300 (3-for-10) in the early going.
Apr 9 - 7:37 PM

Joe Mauer went 2-for-3 and hit a two-run homer as the Twins topped the Phillies 7-1 on Saturday.

Mauer was hitting just .188/.257/.250 in 32 at-bats this spring. The Twins tried a brief experiment with Mauer in the two hole last week, but even though he'd make a lot of sense there, it appears he'll assume his usual third spot in the order this year.
Mar 28 - 3:54 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Kurt Suzuki
2Chris Herrmann
1B1Joe Mauer
2B1Brian Dozier
SS1Danny Santana
2Eduardo Escobar
3B1Trevor Plouffe
2Eduardo Nunez
LF1Oswaldo Arcia
2Eddie Rosario
CF1Jordan Schafer
2Shane Robinson
3Aaron Hicks
RF1Torii Hunter
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Phil Hughes
2Ervin Santana
3Ricky Nolasco
4Kyle Gibson
5Mike Pelfrey
6Trevor May
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Glen Perkins
2Casey Fien
3Brian Duensing
4Tim Stauffer
5Blaine Boyer
6J.R. Graham
7Aaron Thompson
8Ryan Pressly