Joe Mauer RUMORS & NEWS

  • Report: Twins to activate Joe Mauer

    SI.com "Joe Mauer will join the Minnesota Twins Monday after missing five weeks with a strained right oblique, according to a report from Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com. The Twins plan to activate Mauer from the 15-day DL, and he will meet the team in Houston. The six-time All-Star and former MVP is..." August 11

  • Mauer on his way to Houston to rejoin team

    MLB.com "First baseman Joe Mauer got through his rehab assignment with Class A Cedar Rapids without any issues and remains on track to be activated from the 15-day disabled list to rejoin the Twins on Monday in Houston. Mauer, who has been on the DL with a strained right oblique since July 2, went..." August 11

  • Joe Mauer returns to Twins’ lineup after back spasms

    Hardball Talk "Joe Mauer has returned to the Twins’ lineup this afternoon against the Tigers after missing five straight games with lower back spasms. He’ll serve as the designated hitter and hit third against Max Scherzer. Mauer hasn’t played since leaving a game last Sunday against the Orioles. While he..." May 10

  • Mauer still out but getting better

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Joe Mauer was spotted in the workout room again Tuesday, and he told trainers his back is feeling better after suffering from spasms on Sunday. He’s still not moving well, but said that he’s improved. How much improvement? “I can put my shoes on,” he said with a snicker. “The last couple..." May 07

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    Rhett Bollinger @RhettBollinger

    Joe Mauer is out of the game. Chris Colabello is at first base with Chris Herrmann in right field. Not sure why yet.

  • Twins Joe Mauer feeling good, taking it slow

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "Just because Joe Mauer made the switch to first base this offseason doesn't mean he's been pounding away in the batting cage. The Twins' franchise player, speaking Tuesday at the 74th annual St. Paul Old Timers Hot Stove League banquet, said he has yet to take his first swings as he continues..." January 22

  • By not catching, Twins' Joe Mauer might catch Miguel Cabrera for batting title

    Detroit Free Press "Joe Mauer finished a distant second to Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera in batting in the American League this season. Next season, Mauer will be in a better position to challenge Cabrera for the batting title. That position will be first base. The Twins and Mauer announced this week that..." November 16

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    Mike Berardino @MikeBerardino

    Mauer moving to first base full time, #mntwins announce. Wow.

  • MLB announces 2013 Silver Slugger winners

    MLB.com "All year long, they went deep and they found the gaps, and baseball's best batsmen of 2013 connected one more time on Wednesday night, collecting The Silver Slugger Awards for their offensive performances this season. With the Yankees' Robinson Cano picking up a fourth consecutive silver bat..." November 07

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    Brandon Warne @Brandon_Warne

    Terry Ryan confirms that Joe Mauer will be shut down for the remainder of the season.

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    Phil Miller @MillerStrib

    Mauer was "irritable" about how he felt GM Terry Ryan said. "This was a bad day but we'll come back and try tomorrow" Ryan said.

  • Joe Mauer beginning to make progress from concussion

    Hardball Talk "While Joe Mauer said earlier this week that he was still experiencing sensitivity to light and sound he’s beginning to make some progress from his concussion. According to Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com Twins general manager Terry Ryan said that Mauer ramped up his exercises on Friday. He’s..." August 31

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    LaVelle E. Neal III @LaVelleNeal

    Joe Mauer has been told to take it easy until Tuesday. That ends any chance of him playing in the Royals series next Tues-Thurs.

  • Joe Mauer rests as his future is debated

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "Joe Mauer's ears must have been burning Wednesday evening. As the Twins catcher started his seven-day concussion stay in his hotel his future behind the plate dominated pregame talk at Comerica Park. Mauer joined a laundry list of catchers diagnosed with concussions in recent weeks. Alex Avila..." August 22

  • Joe Mauer placed on concussion disabled list

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "Joe Mauer the Twins' franchise player was placed on baseball's seven-day concussion list Tuesday night. He had been scratched from the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Tigers after experiencing dizziness during batting practice. Mauer originally was set to play first base one day after..." August 21

  • Twins Mauer throwing out runners at high rate

    Fox Sports North "In a one-run game -- especially one that lasts 13 innings -- every play can make a difference. When Twins catcher Joe Mauer threw out Houston's Brandon Barnes at second base in the top of the seventh inning Friday night it may not have seemed like a game-changing play at the time. Minnesota..." August 03

  • For Joe Mauer, it's twin girls Emily and Maren

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "Minnesota Twins catcher Joe Mauer's wife gave birth to twins Wednesday morning Twins baseball communications director Dustin Morse posted on Twitter. "Congrats to Maddie & Joe Mauer on their new baby girls -- Emily & Maren Mauer! Born early this morning & Joe made it back!" Morse..." July 24

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    Rhett Bollinger @RhettBollinger

    And now we know. Joe Mauer is heading back to Minnesota to attend the birth of his twins.

  • Twins' Justin Morneau out again Sunday; Mauer at first

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "With Justin Morneau out of the lineup for the second straight day battling sickness, Joe Mauer is set to play first base Sunday afternoon at Target Field in the rubber match of the Twins' three-game series against the Seattle Mariners. Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said Morneau left him a text..." June 02

  • Spoiler role offers little solace to Joe Mauer as Twins' losing streak reaches 10

    Detroit News "A nine-game losing streak, and then this. Welcome to life these days for the Minnesota Twins. "That," said Joe Mauer, "is kind of the way things have been going." Of course, if not for Mauer, it would've been worse. For the third time in his major league career, he spoiled a no-hitter in..." May 25

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    Rhett Bollinger @RhettBollinger

    Joe Mauer came in with back stiffness today and was held out of the lineup. #MNTwins

  • Twins running on Joe Mauer power, beat Angels 8-6

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "Remember when the early talk was about how Joe Mauer was striking out at an alarming rate (for him)? Remember when there was some concern about this experiment that had the Twins' franchise catcher hitting second? Well, uh, strike that from the record. Mauer is back to being..." April 17

  • Minnesota Twins catcher Joe Mauer slumping but staying positive

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "Joe Mauer takes foul tips off his catcher's mask all the time, but this one was different. When Steve Pearce fouled off a Pedro Hernandez fastball in the second inning on Sunday, April 7, the ball smacked off the top of Mauer's helmet and ricocheted at least 30 feet straight up in the..." April 08

  • Joe Mauer's Hall of Fame Case

    Twinkie Town "I was in the shower the other day when I began considering Joe Mauer’s Hall of Fame case. Indeed, these are the things I think about during life’s mundane tasks, such as grooming, taking out the garbage, and working at my day job. It was a year or so ago that a writer, whose name I’ll withhold..." February 13

  • Injury free Mauer raring to get after it in 2013

    MLB.com "With Joe Mauer coming off his worst professional season in an injury-plagued 2011 campaign, the Twins set up a blueprint to keep him on the field in '12. The plan worked to perfection, as Mauer ended up setting a career high in games played with 147 while returning to the elite form that makes..." January 27

  • Twins' Joe Mauer won't cut Justin Morneau any slack at World Baseball Classic

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "The United States is scheduled to play Canada in the World Baseball Classic in Phoenix on March 10. That could mean Twins teammates Joe Mauer (catcher) and Glen Perkins (pitcher) of the USA team could face Twins teammate, first baseman Justin Morneau of Canada. "(Morneau's) been talking a lot..." January 24

  • Joe Mauer and Glen Perkins Named to Team USA for 2013 WBC

    Twinkie Town "As understandable as it is that people might be reticent to support the decision of certain players to participate in the World Baseball Classic, it's easy to have respect for those players. You don't even have to compare it to the Olympics. If you watch the World Cup of soccer, or rugby's Six..." January 17

  • Old-school vs. new-world stats for Twins MVP

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Much has been made -- and will continue to be made -- about who should win the MVP award in the American League. Though the award won't be announced until after the playoffs, only regular-season stats count. And it can be framed as a debate over old-school stats (Triple Crown winner Miguel..." October 08

  • The Time is Now: Moving Joe Mauer from Catcher

    Twinkie Town "One of the biggest challenges facing Twins interim-GM Terry Ryan this offseason will be the distribution of assets. Essentially, Ryan has a handful of guys who can play first base, another bunch that can play outfield, and then a handful of spare parts. I consider Ryan Doumit one of the former..." October 03

  • Twins lose at Toronto; Mauer 'proud' of output as season closes

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Joe Mauer on Tuesday went 0-for-3 with a walk as the Twins lost 4-3 to Toronto in the penultimate game of the season. His chances of a fourth American League batting title are very slim, but he had a reason to feel good. Mauer has 637 plate appearances this season, establishing a career high...." October 03

  • Mauer to the hot corner? Too early to say

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "With three games to go, Twins catcher Joe Mauer has a fourth batting title well within his reach. Mauer went 3-for-4 in Sunday's loss to the Tigers, raising his average to .323, while the league leader, Detroit's Miguel Cabrera, went 0-for-3 with a walk, falling to .325. All this came on a..." October 01

  • Healthy Mauer has a Mauer-like season

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "On Sept. 26, 2011, Joe Mauer trudged into the Twins clubhouse with sleepy eyes and a strained voice. Diagnosed with pneumonia two weeks earlier at the Mayo Clinic, the three-time American League batting champion was a shell of himself, still down at least 15 pounds from an early-season viral..." September 30

  • Twins' Joe Mauer having his say in Miguel Cabrera's Triple Crown chase

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "Miguel Cabrera was asked last week how badly he wants to win the Triple Crown. "You know," he said. "I'll leave that up to God." Yes, well, Joe Mauer should have something to do with it, too, and the Twins catcher and Tigers third baseman will have a head-to-head matchup of sorts this..." September 28

  • Mauer on Sabathia: 'The best I've seen him'

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "The Yankees left Target Field on Wednesday with two victories in three games -- and liking their chances to win the AL East a little more after watching CC Sabathia's signature performance against the Twins. The Twins blew a chance to win a season series against New York for the first time..." September 27

  • Fourth Batting Title Within Reach for Joe Mauer

    Twinkie Town "Yesterday in a comment thread I said that I had discounted Joe Mauer's chances at winning another batting title. It seems that was just a mental process, since I made the following prediction in my second half crystal ball: Joe Mauer wins his fourth AL batting title Mauer's second..." September 26

  • Triple Crown watch: Miguel Cabrera drops batting average to .329, holds three-point lead over Joe Mauer

    Michigan Live "For the first time in the last 15 games, Miguel Cabrera was held without a hit. Despite drawing a seventh-inning intentional walk, Cabrera went 0-for-3 at the plate Tuesday night with a strikeout, flyout and groundout against the Kansas City Royals. The result? His batting average dropped..." September 26

  • Mauer keeps chasing Cabrera

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Joe Mauer pulled within six points of Miguel Cabrera for the American League batting lead in Game 1 of Sunday's doubleheader, but by day's end, Cabrera was batting .331, compared to .323 for Mauer. After going 3-for-4 in Game 1, Mauer went 0-for-5 in the nightcap. Cabrera went 1-for-4 in each..." September 24

  • Whatever Your Flavor, Joe Mauer's is Better

    Twinkie Town "In case you're wondering -- you're not -- I'm putting the overrated/underrated series off until the offseason. I think there's better items to attend to in the interim. Much digital ink has been spilled regarding the treatment of Joe Mauer by the Twins faithless so far this season. And while..." September 19

  • Minnesota Twins' Joe Mauer making a run at another batting title

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "Joe Mauer is back in the thick of another American League batting title race and it has his juices flowing. "I'm not going to lie," he said. "That'd be nice to get back up there and win it." Mauer went 3 for 4 with two walks in a 6-5, 12-inning victory over the Indians at Progressive Field..." September 19

  • Mauer homers, but White Sox hammer

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "The season series between the White Sox and Twins is over, a series that Chicago dominated. The White Sox shrugged off a first-inning home run by Joe Mauer on Sunday to blow by the Twins 9-2 and win 14 of the 18 games between the teams this season. Chicago outscored the Twins 113-77 in the..." September 17

  • Mauer sidelined with back spasms

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Joe Mauer was set to start on Tuesday against the Royals, a team he's batting .425 against this season and .355 (in 116 games) in his career. But the All-Star catcher was hit with back spasms right before batting practice and was scratched from the starting lineup. Ryan Doumit replaced him..." September 12

  • Twins 8, Royals 7: Joe Mauer grand slam leads sweep

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "Joe Mauer hit his third career grand slam and Chris Parmelee hit a three-run homer as the Twins swept a doubleheader with an 8-7 win over the Royals in front of 23,189 on Saturday, Sept. 1, at Kaufmann Stadium. The two homers gave the Twins an 8-2 lead after two innings but starter Liam..." September 02

  • Joe Mauer clears waivers

    ESPN.com "Minnesota Twins All-Star catcher Joe Mauer has cleared waivers, according to a report by Fox Sports. The network's website reported late Tuesday, attributing an unidentified "major league source," that Mauer was placed on waivers earlier this week. Twins general manager Terry Ryan declined..." August 30

  • Source: Red Sox not making run at Mauer

    ESPN.com "With the Twins reportedly putting starting catcher Joe Mauer on waivers earlier this week, speculation has started growing about whether the Red Sox would consider putting in a claim on him and possibly working out a trade to bring him to Boston. After all, the team had been high on the..." August 29

  • Joe Mauer placed on waivers by Twins, report says

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "Twins hometown hero Joe Mauer has been placed on waivers for the purpose of gauging trade interest in the all-star catcher, according to a report on FoxSports.com Fox's Ken Rosenthal, citing a major league source, said the Boston Red Sox might be interested in making a deal for Mauer, who is 29..." August 29

  • Mauer relishes that All-Star buzz

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Twins catcher Joe Mauer has played All-Star Games in Pittsburgh, New York, St. Louis, Anaheim and Kansas City. If he is picked again in 2014, he will get a chance to play in his own back yard. Commissioner Bud Selig will be at Target Field on Wednesday for a news conference at 4 p.m.,..." August 29

  • Report: Joe Mauer placed on revocable waivers

    Fox Sports "Here's the first test for the Boston Red Sox, the first chance for general manager Ben Cherington to demonstrate what his newfound commitment to "discipline" in player acquisitions truly means. The Minnesota Twins placed catcher Joe Mauer on trade waivers Tuesday, according to a major-league..." August 29

  • Joe Mauer: The Most Catchingest Catcher In Minnesota Twins History

    Twinkie Town "Over at TwinsBaseball.com, Todd Wills makes a brief mention of Joe Mauer's impending date with Minnesota Twins history. Primarily: that he's about to break Earl Battey's games caught record for the franchise. Mauer's already broken Battey's record for games started at catcher, as Mauer's now..." August 27

  • Mauer takes another walk, but the Twins needed him to swing

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "With two outs in the ninth inning Saturday night, Darin Masroianni drew a huge walk for the Twins, bringing Joe Mauer to the plate in a tie game at Safeco Field. Mariners manager Eric Wedge summoned lefthander Lucas Luetge, who quickly fell behind in the count 3-0. Mauer had the green light,..." August 19

  • Mauer's Monster blast makes it 3 in a row

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "The Twins were down to their final strike Saturday, lamenting a night of missed chances at Fenway Park, when Joe Mauer changed everything with one swing. Red Sox closer Alfredo Aceves threw a 95-miles-per-hour fastball over the plate, and Mauer drove it over the Green Monster for a three-run..." August 05