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...
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Cardinals catcher definitely has the most unique walk-up music in the league

St. Louis Cardinals catcher Tony Cruz has certainly made a unique choice for his walk-up music. He has chosen the rhythmic chest-beating and murmuring from 'Wolf of Wall Street' in order to get him prepared to slash a single...or not.Your browser does not support iframes.Hopefully it works out for him long-term. Cruz is 0-for-his-last-dozen and hitting a feeble .211 on the...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins Injury Update: Joe Mauer, Ricky Nolasco

The Minnesota Twins entered Monday night's game against the Cleveland Indians in last place in the American League Central with a record of 44-53. The offense has been solid at 11th in the league in runs scored, but the main problem for the Twins has been a pitching staff that is 27th in the league in ERA. Two key members of the team, Joe Mauer and Ricky Nolasco, are improving...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Injured Mauer takes small steps towards returning to Twins

It was only a game of soft-toss in the infield, followed by fielding a few ground balls, including a handful while on his knees. But for the Twins and their injured first baseman, Joe Mauer’s light workout Saturday was an excellent sign. “At least he’s [doing] baseball activity,” General Manager Terry Ryan said. “Let’s wait and see what he comes in feeling like tomorrow...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins legends to throw ceremonial first pitches for All-Star festivities

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Twins were hoping to do everything they could to showcase the baseball history their state has to offer during this week's All-Star festivities. The roster of ceremonial first pitches for Monday and Tuesday should help with that. Major League Baseball announced Sunday that a quartet of St. Paul natives will throw out a ceremonial pitch before the...
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14 days ago  |  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...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Still sore, Mauer unsure of recovery timetable

First baseman Joe Mauer is making progress with his strained right oblique, but he is not expected to be ready to return to action right after the All-Star break, Twins assistant general manager Rob Antony said Thursday. Mauer has been on the DL since July 2, and he is eligible to return once the All-Star break ends, on July 18. Mauer has been getting treatment on his oblique at...
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16 days ago  |  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...
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Joe Mauer criticized by his honest grandfather Jake

Joe Mauer is struggling through his worst season as a pro, and even his own family members are being critical of him. Mauer’s grandfather, Jake, a former baseball player himself and someone who has guided and been a fan of his grandson forever, understands the frustration of the team’s fans. Joe is the team’s highest-paid […]
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18 days ago  |  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...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins have rich history in batting champions with Oliva, Carew, Mauer

  We go in-depth and in the cage with Twins greats Rod Carew, Tony Oliva and Joe Mauer.  These three have combined for 32 All-Star Game Appearances and 13 Batting Titles. They discuss the differences and similarities to their games and we go inside the cage for a lesson in the Art of Hitting. The special debuts Wednesday, July 9 at 7:30 p.m. on FOX Sports North Since the Washington...
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Mauer leading charge to get ex-Twin Morneau voted to All-Star Game

Many people in Twins Territory are hoping that former Minnesota first baseman Justin Morneau will return to Target Field for next week's All-Star Game. Joe Mauer is helping lead the charge. Mauer recorded a short video urging Twins fans to vote for Morneau in the Final Vote, which allows fans to select one of five finalists in each league for the last spot on the All-Star roster...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins: Mauer injured, out of All-Star Break

Joe Mauer As the Minnesota Twins season continues to spiral downward, even more injuries must be dealt with. This time, it was to a “potential” All-Star. By now, most everyone knows that first baseman Joe Mauer has been placed on the disabled list with a right oblique strain that will keep him out for at least 15 days, if not more. With the injury, it also means that Mauer is...
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Mauer’s Secret to Long-Term Success

With a loud “thwack,” a baseball leaps off Joe Mauer’s bat and climbs through the crisp morning air. About 380 feet later, the ball clears the outfield fence in right center,
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Fantasy Roundup: Catcher Replacements

After hitting .320 in his last 20 games, Joe Mauer was placed on the DL with an oblique strain, which likely keep him out 3-5 weeks and maybe more. Mauer’s DL stint comes two days after Evan Gattis was placed on the DL with a bulging disc in his back. Regardless of your league structure losing either of these players are substantial losses to your fantasy team. The players below...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins place Joe Mauer on disabled list with oblique injury

Twins first baseman Joe Mauer has been placed on the 15-day disabled list due to a right oblique strain, the club announced Wednesday morning. Mauer suffered the injury Wednesday night against Kansas City and had to leave the game. As a corresponding move, first baseman/outfielder Chris Colabello has been recalled from Triple-A Rochester. Mauer, 31, is hitting .271/.342/.353 (96...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Oblique strain sends Mauer to disabled list

MINNEAPOLIS -- Joe Mauer won't play until after the All-Star break. The Twins announced Wednesday that Mauer was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a right oblique strain. Mauer suffered the injury in Tuesday's 10-2 victory over Kansas City and said after the game that it occurred on one swing. He left the game the next inning. "It was pretty painful. I've never...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins Joe Mauer to the DL with Oblique Injury

The Minnesota Twins announced first baseman Joe Mauer has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained oblique . First baseman/outfielder Chris Colabello has been recalled from Triple-A Rochester in a corresponding move. Mauer suffered the injury on the game against Kansas City Wednesday night. Mauer, 31, is hitting .271/.342/.353  with 17 doubles, two homers and 28 RBI...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins place Joe Mauer on DL, recall Chris Colabello

getty images The Minnesota Twins have placed first baseman Joe Mauer on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right oblique. Mauer suffered suffered the strain in Tuesday’s win over the Kansas City Royals while producing a two-RBI double. With the All-Star break coming, Mauer will be eligible to come off the DL immediately following it. In 76 games Mauer had a .271/.342/.353...
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Twins Injury Update: Joe Mauer placed on DL with oblique strain

UPDATE 11:00 ET: The Twins have officially placed Mauer on the disabled list with a right oblique strain, as tweeted by MLB Roster Moves. LaVelle Neal of the Star Tribune indicated that Chris Colabello had rejoined the team and so seems the likely replacement on the roster.The @Twins place 1B Joe Mauer on the 15-day DL with a right oblique strain.— MLBRosterMoves (@MLBRosterMoves...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Mauer's injury dampens mood after Twins smash Royals

Even when the Twins win, they still can’t win. It was star first baseman Joe Mauer’s fourth-inning, bases-loaded double that sparked the Twins’ biggest lead in recent memory. But while the crowd cheered Eduardo Escobar and Sam Fuld home, Mauer pulled up in pain at second base. Mauer’s injury marred an otherwise impressive 10-2 Twins’ victory over the error-prone Kansas...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins Injury Update: Joe Mauer exits with oblique strain

Minnesota Twins first baseman Joe Mauer made an early exit during Tuesday's win over the Kansas City Royals. A trip to the disabled list could be on the cards as Rhett Bollinger of reports that Mauer suffered a right oblique strain:Joe Mauer left tonight's game with a right oblique strain— Rhett Bollinger (@RhettBollinger) July 2, 2014According to Bollinger, Mauer...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals look to bounce back from Tuesday's onslaught

After breaking out with a big effort at the plate, the Minnesota Twins could have a difficult time building on the performance without a key member of their lineup. Red-hot Joe Mauer is uncertain to play as the Twins seek their sixth win in seven home games Wednesday while also trying to deal the Kansas City Royals their first road series loss since late May. Minnesota (38-44) had...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins' Mauer strains oblique muscle

MINNEAPOLIS -- Just when Twins first baseman Joe Mauer started heating up at the plate, he may miss some time with an injury. Mauer left Tuesday's game with a right oblique strain and will be evaluated further on Wednesday. The injury occurred in the fourth inning when Mauer lined a two-run double down the left field line. He grabbed his side after reaching second base but remained...
Via Fox Sports North
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals bumble in 10-2 loss to Twins

MINNEAPOLIS -- Joe Mauer drove in two runs before leaving with an injury, Eduardo Nunez homered and the Minnesota Twins beat the Kansas City Royals 10-2 Tuesday night. Mauer extended his hitting streak to 12 games with a two-run double down the left-field line in the fourth inning, but was noticeably limping as he ran to second base. The team said he has a strained muscle on his...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss
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