Found August 28, 2012 on
Boston Red Sox
Los Angeles Dodgers
Here's the first test for the Boston Red Sox, the first chance for general manager Ben Cherington to demonstrate what his newfound commitment to "discipline" in player acquisitions truly means.
The Minnesota Twins placed catcher Joe Mauer on trade waivers Monday, according to a major-league source. The Red Sox not only have long-standing interest in Mauer, but also purged more than $275 million in contract obligations last week in their mega-deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers.
If the Sox truly intend to be more disciplined, as Cherington suggested after the team sent first baseman Adrian Gonzalez, right-hander Josh Beckett and left fielder Carl Crawford to the Dodgers, let's see where they will draw the line.
Let's see them pass on Mauer, a player who once was their Holy Grail. Waivers expire at 1 p.m. ET Wednesday.
Mauer, 29, has about $142.5 million remaining on his contract, including $138 million from 2013 to '18. The Sox are unlikely to take on that...
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The Boston Red Sox have coveted Minnesota Twins catcher ever since the hometown product was selected as the No. 1 overall pick in the 2001 MLB First Year Player Draft. It was not as if the Red Sox ever had a chance at drafting Mauer, as they did not even possess a pick in the first round that year, but they have always wanted Mauer in Boston.
After the Twins signed Mauer...
The Minnesota Twins traveled back home to Target field after a terrible ten game road trip as they play host to the Seattle Mariners for four games at Target Field starting tonight at 7:10 pm CT. With Joe Mauer slated as the starting catcher tonight, he will break Earl Battey’s Twins’ record for all-time games caught.
Mauer has had an interesting career as catcher for the...
Minnesota Twins All-Star Joe Mauer was out of the starting lineup for the third straight night against Kansas City due to back spasms.
Drew Butera started at catcher for the second straight game Thursday night. Mauer's back tightened up before batting practice Tuesday.
Mauer, who appeared in just 82 games last season because of various ailments, had played in 131 of a possible...
Whenever a big-time player hits revocable August waivers, it’s customary for some people to initially freak out, and then for other people to calm them down by saying that lots of players are put on revocable waivers and it doesn’t really mean anything. Obviously, as you know, that’s true. Most of your favorite players will have been put on waivers. Hardly anything will happen...
The Minnesota Twins have placed All-Star catcher Joe Mauer on trade waivers, according to a report by Fox Sports.
Wait, what? Joe Mauer, about to be dealt by his hometown team?
The report on the network's website late Tuesday, attributed to an unidentified ''major league source,'' was enough to raise eyebrows around the sport. It said the waivers on Mauer expired...
Minnesota Twins catcher Joe Mauer had a potential home run brought back into the park by Texas Rangers center fielder Craig Gentry yesterday. And that was after Gentry was body checked by, hard, by...
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Another perennial All-Star has reportedly been placed on waivers in what has already been a wild August for Major League Baseball. FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Twins placed Joe Mauer on trade waivers Tuesday. As is the case with any player being placed on waivers this time of year, there's three scenarios that could play out if a team decides to claim Mauer...
The Red Sox got out of debt with one big hand. Now is not the time to push the chips back into the middle of the table. When FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reported Wednesday that the Twins placed Joe Mauer on trade waivers, everyone immediately looked in the Red Sox' direction. They're the guys with the extra cash flow, and everyone wants to know how they're going to...
Twins outfielder Ben Revere was never going to catch Angels rookie Mike Trout for the American League batting title, but he did regain the lead among all Minnesota hitters with a four-hit performance Sunday against Texas.
After going 4-for-4 in Minnesota's 6-5 win Sunday, Revere improved his season batting average to .315. He was hitting .307 entering Sunday's series finale...
Felix Doubront has been claimed off of waivers by an unidentified team according to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports. Rosenthal thinks this could be part of a deal that would send Doubront to the Twins for catcher Joe Mauer who was placed on waivers. Nick Cafardo reported that Doubront was place on waivers on August 17 so he would have cleared by now. Either Rosenthal or Cafardo...
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Joe Mauer, like 75% of the players in the league, was placed on waivers...