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MINNEAPOLIS -- Shortstop Jason Bartlett is re-joining theMinnesota Twins organization.Bartlett, who began his career with the Twins, signed aminor-league contract with Minnesota that includes an invitation to springtraining, the team announced Monday. The 34-year-old Bartlett did not play atall in 2013 due to an injury but spent the 2012 season with the San DiegoPadres.The Twins first acquired Bartlett in 2002 in a trade withSan Diego. He made his major league debut with Minnesota in 2004 and batted.272.341.362 in four seasons with the Twins. Minnesota dealt Bartlett toTampa Bay prior to the 2008 season as part of the Delmon Young trade. Bartlettspent three seasons with the Rays -- earning a trip to the All-Star Game in2009 -- before he was once again traded, this time back to the same Padres teamthat drafted him.Minnesota appears to be set at shortstop with Pedro Florimonestablishing himself in 2013, but the veteran Bartlett could earn a roster spotas a utility infielder or part of a platoon at shortstop. Hes a career .271hitter with 31 home runs, 286 RBI and 123 stolen bases.
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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...
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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...
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The Minnesota Twins have decided to move the face of their franchise to a more upright defensive position for 2014 and beyond. Joe Mauer will give up catching, where I assume he talked trash to opposing hitters about their sisters' promiscuity, to stand around first base and chitchat up opposing players about their thoughts on the walleye on a stick. The final straw to break...
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...
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.
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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...
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