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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...
Via Baseball Professor
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Minnesota Twins sign Torii Hunter

            There will be a reunion between the Minnesota Twins and Torii Hunter. According to USA Today’s Bob Nightengale, Hunter and the Twins have agreed on a one-year, $10.5 million deal for the 2015 season. The Minnesota #Twins win the Torii Hunter sweepstakes. He returns home on a 1-year contract in perhaps the final chapter...
Via Sports-Glory
18 days ago  |  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...
Via Sports Injury Alert
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...
Via AP on Fox
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...
Via Fox Sports North
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...
Via AP on Fox
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...
Via AP on Fox
August 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Mauer sparks Twins upon return

Joe Mauer recently missed more than a month with a pesky oblique injury. In his return to the Twins lineup Monday in Houston, Minnesota's first baseman showed zero signs of rust. Mauer went 2-for-4 and drove in the go-ahead run in the ninth inning to lift the Twins to a 4-2 victory over the Astros in the series opener in his first game since July 1. After struggling to score runs...
Via Fox Sports North
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...
Via AP on Fox
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...
Via Fox Sports North
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...
Via Sports Injury Alert
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...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
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...
Via Fox Sports North
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

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 […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 10, 2014  |  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

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...
Via Fox Sports North
July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

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...
Via Fox Sports North
July 08, 2014  |  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...
Via isportsweb.com
July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

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...
Via Baseball Professor
July 03, 2014  |  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 been shot before...
Via Fox Sports North
July 02, 2014  |  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...
Via Baseball News Source
July 02, 2014  |  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...
Via Tireball.com
July 02, 2014  |  Discuss
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