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The return of Joe Mauer

Over the last couple years, Twins fans and baseball fans alike have repeatedly asked the same question: Can Joe Mauer ever return to being an elite hitter? After a concussion during the 2013 season, the Twins organization made the decision that Mauer's time behind the plate was over and moved him over to first base. To make things worse, it appeared his bat had been left behind...
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Joe Mauer’s hot start does little to change his fantasy value

Everybody loves a comeback. One of the better revival stories during the first month of the 2016 baseball season is Minnesota Twins first baseman Joe Mauer. After the two worst offensive seasons of his career, Mauer has rebounded to post a very strong slash line – .329/.455/.457 – through the first 20 games this season. But despite this resurgence, it has very little effect...
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1 day ago

Twins hold ‘A Special Tribute to Prince’ at Monday’s game

The Minnesota Twins organization on Monday held "A Special Tribute to Prince" at Target Field throughout Monday's game against the Cleveland Indians. Tonight we will pay tribute to the late Minnesota icon, Prince. Fans, wear your purple! — Minnesota Twins (@Twins) April 25, 2016 Rest in Purple, #Prince.
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mauer, Sano, Park atop Twins' ASG Ballot

After two uncharacteristically subpar seasons, Twins first baseman Joe Mauer is enjoying a renaissance so far this year, as he's among the league leaders in batting average and on-base percentage.
4 days ago

Joe Mauer: 'Message got lost' in blurred vision comments

Joe Mauer appears to regret revealing this past offseason that he’s been experiencing blurred vision over the past two seasons due to concussions he suffered while serving as a catcher before the Minnesota Twins transitioned him to first base. But the three-time AL batting champ and 2009 AL MVP wanted to stress that he feels great heading into spring training and that the blurred...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
February 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Joe Mauer says concussions have affected his hitting

When Joe Mauer was a catcher, he was one of the best up-and-coming hitters in baseball - a combination rarely seen in Major League Baseball. He also suffered multiple concussions from foul tips at the plate. He moved permanently to first base in 2013, but the effects of those concussions still linger. Mauer says that he has dealt with blurred vision at the plate in the last two...
Via The Comeback
February 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Joe Mauer: Concussions blurred vision, affected hitting

It’s been over two years since Joe Mauer suffered his most recent concussion, but he says the repercussions of his head injuries have affected his play for the last two seasons. Mauer told the Pioneer Press that the effects of his most recent concussion, suffered in August 2013, lingered for two seasons. “I don’t want that to be kind of an excuse. If I’m out there, I...
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Joe Mauer to try wearing sunglasses to improve pitch tracking

Joe Mauer has had a well-documented history with concussions, one that led him to move from catcher to first base following the 2013 season. However, according to a report by the St. Paul Pioneer Press, Mauer is set to experiment with a new way to deal with the after-effects of his concussions — sunglasses. The report indicates that Mauer has had lingering issues from his concussion...
Via The Comeback
February 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Twins GM confirms Joe Mauer will not catch again

Minnesota Twins general manager Terry Ryan confirmed what we already knew: Joe Mauer’s catching days are over. The one-time All Star at the position returning to the backstop would simply be too risky from a health perspective, Ryan said. “If we would ever get any OK from a physician, we would consider it,” Ryan said Saturday during the team’s fan forum, via Mike Berardino...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 31, 2016  |  Discuss

Even Joe Mauer’s grandfather is ripping Twins star over slump

Jake Mauer, the grandfather of Minnesota Twins homegrown star Joe Mauer, recently sat down for an interview with a Twin Cities blogger and admitted that he doesn’t blame the team’s fans for booing his grandson for a season-long slump. Grandpa Jake, something of a local celebrity, told David Shama’s Minnesota Sports Headlines that fans have […] The post Even Joe Mauer’s...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

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