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Today Joe Mauer of the Minnesota Twins announced that he would become a full-time first baseman in 2014 after battling injuries that included a really rough concussion in 2013. Word also came from Jon Morosi of Fox Sports that the Phillies are still "in the running" for Carlos Ruiz, and...
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Tweet Joe Mauer is probably the most important player the Minnesota Twins have on their roster as well as one of the better hitters in baseball, but keeping him behind the plate at catcher has put his career at risk and limited his playing time in recent seasons. For this reason, the Twins are moving Mauer to play first base full-time, per a report from...
It finally happened. After months of speculation, the Minnesota Twins have announced that their six-time All-Star catcher Joe Mauer will become the permanent first baseman for the 2014 season.
Effectively ending his days behind the plate, Mauer had lobbied publicly to retain his catching position, despite suffering a season ending concussion on Aug 19th as a result of a foul tip...
In a move a that was a long time coming, the Minnesota Twins announced that superstar catcher Joe Mauer will now be a permanent fixture at first base beginning next season.
The change in positions was facilitated for Minnesota this past summer when the team dealt franchise staple Justin Morneau to the Pittsburgh Pirates, opening up first base for Mauer.
This is a smart move for...
The representative for free-agent Carlos Ruiz has told at least one team that it needs to offer a two-year, $20 million contract to remain competitive for his client.
The obvious question: Which club bid at that level, or close to it?
Could it be the Boston Red Sox?
Yes, $10 million per season would be a lot for Ruiz, who earned only $5 million last season, turns 35 on Jan. 22...
The inevitable has happened.
The Twins have finally faced reality when it comes to Joe Mauer’s long-term health and have begun the move to transitioning him into a full time first baseman.
After a myriad of concussion related issues following his 2009 MVP winning season Mauer is slated to play all of 2014 at first. The Twins issued this statement:
“After consultation with...
The Minnesota Twins will move Joe Mauer to first base for the 2014 season.
“After consultation with doctors from Mayo Clinic and team doctors, and given the inherent risks of future injury at the catcher position, the organization and Joe determined that it would be in the best interest of both him and the Twins for a position change,” said the club in a statement...
Add the Colorado Rockies to a growing list of teams showing interest in free agent catcher Carlos Ruiz.
Ruiz, 34, is drawling interest from the Rockies in addition to the Boston Red Sox and Philadelphia Phillies.
Already the Phillies have said they will not wait for Ruiz to make a decision about returning prior to seeking out his replacement.
The Denver Post reports that the Rockies...
Colorado’s interest in free agent catcher Carlos Ruiz has been well-reported and now Troy Renck of the Denver Post reports that the Rockies are expected to make him a multi-year contract offer.
Renck writes that it’s unclear if the Rockies are willing to go beyond two years on a deal, but for a 35-year-old catcher coming off a season in which he was limited to just 92 games...
The Philadelphia Phillies have made it clear that they will not wait around for Carlos Ruiz to decide if he wants to return to the team next season.
A name the Phillies are considering bringing in at catcher is A.J. Pierzynski who hit .272/.297/.425 with 17 home runs and 70 RBI in 134 games this past season with the Rangers.
Sources say #Phillies making A.J. Pierzynski...
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The Cardinals would have to give the Rockies a reason to trade all-star shortstop Troy Tulowitzki. He fits their needs, but the Rockies aren’t pursuing a deal. They are only willing to take the call, and any traction will depend on the Cardinals’ willingness to include elite young pitchers like Michael Wacha, Trevor Rosenthal and Carlos Martinez (perhaps two of them) as the center...
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According to MLB Trade Rumors, the Minnesota Twins have shown a preliminary interest in signing Jarrod Saltalamacchia after moving Joe Mauer to 1st base. The Twins are also said to be interested in free agent A.J. Pierzynski and are said to have several meetings with players agents lined up at the General...
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The free agent catching market is a bit slim. After Brian McCann and Jarrod Saltalamacchia, the next best option is 35-year old Carlos Ruiz. If you're one of the many teams that needs help behind the plate, you might be a little dissuaded by the mess in front of you. Texas' one-year contract with Geovany Soto might start looking better and better as the winter goes on.