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Mauer, Dozier will ease into spring games

First baseman Joe Mauer and second baseman Brian Dozier were both held out of the starting lineup for the Twins' Grapefruit League opener against the Rays on Friday. Mauer isn't expected to play until Wednesday against the Pirates, while Dozier is slated to make his debut on Sunday against the Nationals.
Via Twins.com
2 days ago

'Minnesota kid' Joe Mauer grateful to be starting 14th season with Twins

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- For a local kid that grew up a Minnesota Twins fan, Joe Mauer has had quite a career with his home team. Entering his 14th season with the Twins -- a total that matches two of the organization's previous stars, Harmon Killebrew and Kent Hrbek, and is one year less than former standout Tony Oliva -- the 33-year-old Mauer is touched when his name in mentioned with...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Mauer enters 14th year still excited he's at home as a Twin

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) For a local kid that grew up a Minnesota Twins fan, Joe Mauer has had quite a career with his home team. Entering his 14th season with the Twins - a total that matches two of the organization's previous stars, Harmon Killebrew and Kent Hrbek, and is one year less than former standout Tony Oliva - the 33-year-old Mauer is touched when his name in mentioned...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via The Sports Quotient
April 28, 2016  |  Discuss

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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