Joe Mauer as Joey Votto

2014 was not a normal year for the two Joes. Both Joey Votto and Joe Mauer dealt with fallout from injuries, with Votto not having effective use of his lower half, and Mauer possibly dealing with lingering effects of a concussion sustained in 2013. For both players, the injuries affected overall production when they played, […]
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Torii Hunter’s future goal: ‘To be GM of the Twins’

Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports Minnesota Twins right fielder Torii Hunter, the oldest position player in baseball, hopes to be a general manager one day.  If he decides to retire after this season, Hunter hopes to work in the Twins’ front office while also working in TV. “I really want to get into that front office, make some changes, and build a team that I want to build...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Hometown boys Molitor, Mauer trying to turn Twins around

On a chilly winter afternoon in St. Paul, two St. Paul natives sat down for lunch at a St. Paul restaurant and did what St. Paul guys do - they talked about what it's going to take to fix the Minnesota Twins. The only thing that separated this conversation from hundreds of others that occur in the restaurant on a daily basis was these two guys could actually do something about it...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins' Mauer hopes to reap rewards of healthy offseason

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- If there's anyone who could give Joe Mauer some hitting advice, it's Paul Molitor. The latter, Minnesota's new manager, is a Hall of Famer with 3,319 career hits. The former is a six-time All-Star, a three-time batting champion and a former American League MVP. Yet despite a down year for Mauer in 2014 by his standards, Molitor isn't sure there's much more he...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Glynn appreciative to be back home with Minnesota

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Today's trivia question: Who was Minnesota's first Mr. Basketball? Hint: He's a member of the coaching staff of the Minnesota Twins. If you didn't know, don't feel bad. After all, it was 40 seasons ago that Gene Glynn was voted the winner of the prestigious high school award. Glynn, the new third-base coach of the Twins, starred at Waseca High School and then...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Mauer to Hit No Lower Than Third in Order

First year Minnesota Twins manager Paul Molitor still doesn’t know what the batting order on Opening Day will look this in April, but he guarantees that first baseman Joe Mauer will bat no lower than third. The 2009 American League MVP and six-time All-Star is coming off arguably the worst year of his career after he batted just .277 in 2014, while being limited to just 120 games...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins settle into spruced-up spring training home

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) The Minnesota Twins will hold spring training in a much fancier place this year. Renovations to Hammond Stadium at the CenturyLink Sports Complex in Fort Myers, Florida, were ceremonially opened to the public on Sunday as Twins stars such as Joe Mauer and Torii Hunter posed for pictures and fans toured the spruced-up seating areas and added amenities. Inside...
Via AP on Fox
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins Youth Movement Continues At Catcher

From 2005-2013 the Minnesota Twins had the best catcher in the American League, arguably in the Major Leagues. That argument would be going against a 6x All-Star, 3x Gold Glove winner, 5x Silver Slugger, and an MVP winner Joe Mauer. Then Mauer moved to first base for health reasons, in steps Kurt Suzuki. Suzuki managed to fill the void by being voted to the All-Star game with his...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

What do the trends tell us about Joe Mauer?

Joe Mauer had a good season last year. He was an above average hitter who was often on base thanks to a high walk rate, and managed to rope 27 doubles. The problem is “above average hitter” doesn’t really play well for a fan base that expects more from a player making 23 million dollars a year. Rubes generally just want more dingers and RBI, but more knowledgeable fans...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins hoping for more production from Joe Mauer

The one player the Minnesota Twins have been able to count on the most the past ten years has been Joe Mauer. His .319 career batting average, three league batting titles, and one MVP award put him in the conversation for greatest hitter in Twins history. He has led the Twins to three division titles so far in his career, and with a young team this season, they are counting on him...
January 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Mauer, Molitor see a lot of themselves in each other

MINNEAPOLIS -- Joe Mauer sat across the table from Paul Molitor at an undisclosed St. Paul eatery, two luminaries of capital city baseball royalty charged with returning the state to professional diamond relevance. Neither of them would unveil where they met for lunch recently -- "I don't want to say it," Mauer said, "because then it won't be as quiet" -- but it's a place Mauer frequents...
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January 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Player Profile #200: Joe Mauer, 1B, MIN

When I started writing this profile on Joe Mauer, two thoughts popped into my head: I can’t wait until we’re beyond the fringe top 200 Mauer without catcher eligibility is a pretty worthless player Though Mauer failed to catch a single inning in 2014, he still maintained eligibility due to his 75 games played at the position in 2013. That eligibility gave him some semblance...
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December 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins Injury Update: Joe Mauer exits after HBP

The Minnesota Twins enter the final five games of the 2014 season coming off a 6-3 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday. The win was just the 67th on the season for the Twins, who are in last place in the American League Central. Injuries have taken their toll, as only five players have appeared in more than 120 games this season. Last night, first baseman Joe Mauer left...
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September 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins 1B Mauer leaves with bruised right elbow

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Minnesota Twins first-baseman Joe Mauer was forced out of the game after being struck in the right elbow by a pitch from Arizona Diamondbacks starter Andrew Chafin in the first inning. Mauer played defense in the top of the second on Tuesday night, but then came out because of a bruised elbow. The Twins say he is day to day. The former All-Star catcher missed 34...
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September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Mauer powers Twins past Astros

With one swing of the bat, Twins first baseman Joe Mauer not only extended his season-high hitting streak to 15 games, but he also tallied career hit No. 1,500. And that wasn't close to Mauer's biggest hit of the afternoon Wednesday in Houston. Mauer also hit a solo home run in the top of the sixth inning to break a scoreless tie as the Twins went on to top the Astros by a 3-1 final...
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August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Mauer goes deep as Twins beat Astros, 3-1

HOUSTON (AP) Joe Mauer homered to break a scoreless game in the sixth inning and Kyle Gibson gave up one run in 7 2-3 innings to propel the Minnesota Twins to a 3-1 win over the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park. Mauer hit a 2-2 pitch into the right field bullpen off Brett Oberholtzer (4-8) to make it 1-0. He extended his hitting streak to 15 games with a first inning single. Gibson...
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August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Joe Mauer returns from DL, leads Twins over Astros

  Monday was a day of ups and downs for Joe Mauer. Luckily for Minnesota's star first baseman the long day ended on a positive note. Mauer had two hits in his return from the disabled list, including a go-ahead RBI single in the ninth inning, to help the Twins to a 4-2 win over the Houston Astros on Monday night. Mauer was elated to rejoin his team after a 34-game stint on the disabled...
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August 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Mauer leads Twins to 4-2 win over Astros

HOUSTON (AP) Joe Mauer had two hits in his return from the disabled list, including a go-ahead RBI single in the ninth inning, to help the Minnesota Twins to a 4-2 win over the Houston Astros on Monday night. A pair of walks by Josh Fields (2-5) left runners at first and second with two outs in the ninth when Mauer hit a groundball single to left field scored Jordan Schafer. Brian...
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August 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins Tuesday: Joe Mauer toiling for family in Cedar Rapids

MINNEAPOLIS -- While the Minnesota Twins took on the San Diego Padres on Tuesday at Target Field, plenty of Twins fans were glued to what was going on five hours south of the Twin Cities. That's where Minnesota first baseman Joe Mauer (oblique) and pitcher Ricky Nolasco (elbow) were playing with the Low-A Cedar Rapids Kernels -- managed by Joe's older brother, Jake -- as part of...
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August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins Injury Update: Joe Mauer, Ricky Nolasco

The Minnesota Twins enter a weekend series against the Chicago White Sox entrenched in last place in the American League Central with a record of 48-59. Having lost nine of their past 13 games, the Twins have struggled offensively, scoring just 33 runs in the 13 games since the All-Star break. Pitching hasn't been much better, ranked 27th in the league in ERA. Help could be on the...
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August 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins Injury Update: Ricky Nolasco, Joe Mauer

The Minnesota Twins entered Wednesday night's game against the Kansas City Royals in last place in the American League Central with a record of 48-57. The Twins pitching staff, which is 27th in the league in ERA, has improved the past two games, allowing a combined four runs on Monday and Tuesday. On the injury front, there is good news regarding Ricky Nolasco and Joe Mauer. ...
Via Sports Injury Alert
July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins name teen with heart condition honorary manager in ‘Little Big League’ tribute (vid)

The Minnesota Twins wanted to something special to commemorate the 20th anniversary this month of the film, “Little Big League.” To do so, the team went above and beyond simply doing something hokey and instead utilized the anniversary of the movie to lift the spirits of an ill 14-year-old baseball fan. “Little Big League” of […] The post Twins name teen with heart condition...
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July 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins Injury Update: Joe Mauer, Phil Hughes, Kohl Stewart

The Minnesota Twins lost to the Chicago White Sox on Friday by the score of 9-5. The loss dropped the Twins to 46-56, last in the American League Central. The Twins continue to be hurt by their pitching staff which is 27th in the Major Leagues in ERA. There is some good news regarding the staff, as Phil Hughes is not expected to miss a start after being hit in the shin by a batted...
Via Sports Injury Alert
July 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Hirsute Twins fan is back after swapping No. 7 for No. 2

Two years ago, a Twins fan created a rather unique Joe Mauer jersey when he shaved the Minnesota catcher's name and No. 7 into his back hair at a game in Kansas City. It appears he's back -- no pun intended -- and he's got a new jersey. A fan was spotted at Friday's game in Denver between the Mariners and Twins with the name "DOZIER" shaved into his upper back. Accompanying the name...
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July 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins Injury Update: Joe Mauer not expected back after break

The Minnesota Twins enter a weekend series against the Colorado Rockies coming off a 4-2 win over the Seattle Mariners on Thursday. The win improved the Twins to 42-49 on the season. The Twins are trying to overcome a pitching staff that is 26th in the league in ERA. It will not get any easier for the Twins without first baseman Joe Mauer, who has been out since the beginning of...
Via Sports Injury Alert
July 11, 2014  |  Discuss
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