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7 Joe Mauer 1B
Height/Weight: 6-5/225 | Birthdate: 4/19/1983 | Birthplace: St. Paul, MN | Bats/Throws: L/R | Team: Minnesota | College: No College | MLB Experience: 12 | Salary: $23,000,000 | Owned/Started%: 57/41 | Average Draft Position: 210.95
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Twins 1B Joe Mauer homers, doubles among four hits Saturday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/4/2015) First baseman Joe Mauer gave the Twins an early lead against the Royals on Saturday. Mauer launched a two-run home run in the first inning, as the Twins went on to win by a score of 5-3.

But the home run, his fifth of the year, was just the beginning for Mauer on Saturday. He finished a triple-shy of the cycle, as he went 4 for 5 with the two RBI, a double and two runs scored. 

This was Mauer's first four-hit game since 2013, and he's hitting .375 over his last 10 starts.


Twins give Joe Mauer a day off on Wednesday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/1/2015) Twins first baseman Joe Mauer is getting the day off on Wednesday, as he is being held out of the starting lineup against the Reds. Mauer breaks a string of 26 consecutive starts. Mauer has been hitting well, batting .324 with a home run and three RBI over his last 10 contests.

Kennys Vargas will handle first base for the Twins in the early afternoon game on Wednesday.


Joe Mauer drives in two for Twins


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(7/1/2015) Twins first baseman Joe Mauer went 2 for 3 with a walk in Tuesday's win over Cincinnati. 

Mauer added a sacrifice fly and drove in two runs, giving him 39 for the year. 

Mauer has now hit in five straight games. 

"He's had a really good trip," Twins manager Paul Molitor said, per MLB.com. "His bat seems fresh. Even his last at-bat he had two strikes and hit a rocket over the right fielder's head. He's rallying the troops and keeping the energy up. I thought it was important for him to push the guys early in the game, because it's an easy night when you're sitting around pregame to come out flat."


Twins C Joe Mauer hits fourth home run of season Monday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(6/23/2015) Twins catcher Joe Mauer connected off John Danks in the fourth inning for his fourth home run of the season during Monday's 13-2 win over the White Sox.

The solo shot was Mauer's only hit in three at-bats during the contest. He also walked and struck out once.

Prior to Monday's performance, Mauer was hitting .174 with one home run and two RBI in his last 14 games.


Joe Mauer gets Twins' only extra base hit of day


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/21/2015) The Twins were shut out by the Cubs on Sunday and held to just four hits. First baseman Joe Mauer managed to get one of them, providing the only extra base hit of the day for Minnesota. 

Mauer doubled, becoming the only Twin to reach second base on the day. He went 1 for 3, recording his 14th double of the season. 


Joe Mauer gets day off from field, Kennys Vargas to first for Twins


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/20/2015) The Twins will give first baseman Joe Mauer a day off from the field on Saturday. 

Mauer and Kennys Vargas will swap positions for the seventh time this year and second in the last three games. Vargas will play first and Mauer will DH. 


Twins' Joe Mauer hits game-tying HR in eventual win


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(6/18/2015) Twins designated hitter Joe Mauer hit a solo home run in the eighth inning of Thursday afternoon's 2-1 win over the Cardinals. 

Mauer's homer tied the game up 1-1, which gave Kennys Vargas a chance to hit the game-winner in the ninth. Mauer has now hit three home runs this season. He's hitting .253/.316/.359 this season. 


Joe Mauer, Kennys Vargas swap positions for Twins


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/13/2015) Twins first baseman Joe Mauer will get a break from playing the field on Saturday. 

Mauer will play designated hitter for the seventh time this season and first time since May 14.

Mauer swaps places with Kennys Vargas, who moves from DH to first base. It's also Vargas' seventh start at the position and first since May 14.  


1B Joe Mauer back in familiar three-hole for Twins


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(6/12/2015) Twins first baseman Joe Mauer returns to his No. 3 spot in the lineup Friday, one game after batting second in the order for only the second time all season. 

Friday will mark Mauer's 56th appearance in the three-hole, a spot where manager Paul Molitor likes to keep his All-Star despite a decline in Mauer's batting average, per the Star-Tribune

"He drives in runs," manager Paul Molitor said. "I've trusted him in an important spot in the lineup. Runs in today's game are tough to come by, [and] I think his production has been more than good enough for the role we've asked him to serve."

Mauer is hitting .260, but his 34 RBIs are second on the team to Torii Hunter's 36.


Twins' Joe Mauer hits game-tying home run


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/6/2015) Twins first baseman Joe Mauer capped a five-run rally with a game-tying, three-run home run in the fifth inning of Friday's loss to Milwaukee. 

Mauer went 2 for 3 with a walk. The homer was his second on the year, and the 3 RBI gave him 33. 


Twins' Joe Mauer starting Game 2 of Wednesday doubleheader


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/3/2015) Twins first baseman Joe Mauer is back in the starting lineup for Game 2 of Wednesday's doubleheader against the Red Sox.

Mauer didn't start in the team's 6-3 loss in Game 1 but got into the game eventually, grounding into a double play with runners on the corners in the eighth inning. He remained in the game at first base. Mauer has hit .274/.329/.368 with one home run and 30 RBI in 190 at-bats.

The Twins are underdogs (+132) in Game 2, per VegasInsider.com.


Twins' Mauer fine after hard slide, resting in doubleheader opener


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/3/2015) Twins first baseman Joe Mauer was held out of the starting lineup for the first game of Wednesday's doubleheader against the Red Sox. Mauer said he is fine after a hard slide into second base Tuesday and sitting the first game of the doubleheader was always the plan, per the Pioneer Press.

Mauer has hit safely in five straight games. He also has 17 RBI in his last 22 games. Unfortunately, he has just one home run through 49 games.


Twins' Joe Mauer drives in two runs in win Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/1/2015) Twins first baseman Joe Mauer went 1 for 3 with two RBI in his team's 6-5 win over the Blue Jays on Sunday.

Mauer opened the scoring with a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the first in which he actually reached base due to an error but didn't score. He then was able to help key his team's comeback from a 4-1 deficit in the sixth inning, ripping an RBI single before scoring on a game-tying homer by the next batter.

Mauer, who's in the midst of a four-game hitting streak, has hit .276/.332/.373 with one home run and 30 RBI in 185 at-bats.


Twins' Joe Mauer will not start despite six-game hit streak


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(5/23/2015) Twins first baseman Joe Mauer will not start against the White Sox on Saturday despite being in the midst of a six-game hit streak.

Mauer, who is hitting .333/.360/.500 with eight hits and six RBI in his last six games, is getting a scheduled day off, per MLB.com.

Trevor Plouffe -- replacing Mauer -- will make just his second start at first base this season.


Twins' Joe Mauer slugs first home run Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/20/2015) Twins first baseman Joe Mauer went 2 for 6 with a solo home run in his team's 4-3, 13-inning win over the Pirates on Wednesday.

Mauer's 13th-inning home run put his team ahead before closer Glen Perkins slammed the door in the bottom half of the inning. It was the first home run of the season for Mauer, who has put together a five-game hit streak and has collected five RBI in his last three games.

"I was just waiting until we played the 13th to do it," Mauer said, per MLB.com. "I knew I hit it well. I was just hoping it was high enough with that high wall out there. I'm glad it came in a big spot."

Mauer's hitting .284/.341/.381 with 24 RBI in 155 at-bats.


Joe Mauer drives in three runs for Twins


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/19/2015) Twins first baseman Joe Mauer drove in three runs in Tuesday's win over Pittsburgh. 

Mauer went 1 for 4 and scored once. He moved to 23 RBI on the season. 


Twins' Joe Mauer yet to hit stride vs. RHP


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/18/2015) Twins first baseman Joe Mauer has hit just .253/.320/.299 with nine RBI in 87 at-bats.

In a reversal of last year's splits, Mauer has been much better against lefties, delivering a .328/.381/.466 line against southpaws in 58 at-bats. However, he has yet to pick up a home run against any pitcher, and his .709 OPS would be his lowest career mark over a full season. After a nice April, the first baseman has hit just .233/.270/.300 in 60 May at-bats.


Twins 1B Joe Mauer gets first day off of 2015 on Thursday vs. A's


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/7/2015) Twins first baseman Joe Mauer received his first day off this year, as he was held out of Thursday's starting lineup against the A's. Mauer, whose last day off came on September 24, is sporting a .287 batting average this season but has yet to record his first home run of 2015.

Kennys Vargas took over at first base on Thursday, while Torii Hunter was the team's designated hitter on Thursday.

Twins manager Paul Molitor said he'd been looking for a chance to give Mauer a rest, according to the Star Tribune.


Twins' Joe Mauer has aggressive approach, pulling the ball more


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/4/2015) Twins first baseman Joe Mauer has adopted a more aggressive approach at the plate this year. As a result, he's using more of the field, something Mauer has been working on since spring training. 

Mauer has pulled more than a third of his hits to right field this season, compared to 22 percent in his career leading up to this year. 

"We talked about this in spring training. It's more of a physical thing than anything, just being able to move and being able to get to those pitches," Mauer said, per Fox Sports. "I've always had that approach of trying to spray the field. It's no different this year."

Mauer is swinging earlier in the count this year, which is helping to put pitchers on the defensive. 

"For a long time, pitchers just threw strike one to Joe without fear of repercussion," manager Paul Molitor said. "He's causing pause in that regard for opposing pitchers."

Mauer is hitting .302 this year with 13 RBI. 


Joe Mauer, Kennys Vargas switch positions for Twins


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/3/2015) For the fourth time this season, Joe Mauer and Kennys Vargas will switch positions to give Mauer a day off from the field. 

Mauer will play designated hitter for the Twins in Sunday's game, while Vargas will play first base. It's the second time in five games and third in the last nine that the two players have flip-flopped positions. 


Twins' Joe Mauer totals three hits in win over White Sox


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(4/30/2015) Joe Mauer put together another stellar performance from the plate in the Twins' 12-2 win over the White Sox on Thursday. 

Mauer went 3 for 5, marking the second consecutive game he's posted three hits. He totaled two RBI, giving him 13 for the season. He also recorded his sixth double of the season and scored a run. 

Mauer is now hitting .318/.392/.412. 


Twins' Joe Mauer totals 2 RBI in loss to Tigers


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(4/29/2015) Joe Mauer had a great day at the plate, going 3 for 5 in the Twins' 10-7 loss to the Tigers on Wednesday. 

Mauer totaled two RBI, bringing in one run in the fourth inning on a double and later hitting an RBI single in the fifth. Mauer's double in the fourth was his fifth for the season. Mauer scored two runs as well. 

He's now hitting .300/.380/.388. 


Twins' Paul Molitor considering Joe Mauer in leadoff role


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/25/2015) Twins manager Paul Molitor is looking for a spark at the top of the batting order. He thinks that spark may be in his top player, Joe Mauer, according to MLB.com.

"I had him potentially doing that," Molitor said. "I had him also hitting second behind [Brian] Dozier. There were points made regarding Dozier's propensity to be able to score runs last year and Joe hit behind him quite a bit, so we talked about different combinations of how to get those guys in there."

Mauer has never hit lead off in his career.

"You can go to your sabermetrics experts and a lot of times they're going to come up with Joe at the top of the lineup, and I understand that. How that would play in terms of him getting a chance to get hits with men in scoring position and do some other things that he's been doing pretty well, I'm not sure."

Mauer is hitting .271 with five RBI in 59 at-bats this season.


Joe Mauer to DH for Twins, Kennys Vargas at first


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/25/2015) Joe Mauer and Kennys Vargas swapped positions for the Twins on Saturday. Mauer, who has started 14 of the team's 16 games at first base, will play designated hitter. Vargas, who has been the DH for 13 games, will play first. 

It's the second start at first base this season for Vargas and Mauer's third time at DH. 

The Twins are +145 money line underdogs at Seattle. 


Twins' Joe Mauer limited to one extra-base hit in first two weeks


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/20/2015) Twins first baseman Joe Mauer owns a .273 batting average after two weeks but has been limited to just one extra-base hit in his first 12 games.

Mauer had been limited to singles before going 2 for 4 with a double Saturday. He owns a .273/.353/.295 line in 44 at-bats. The first baseman managed just four home runs in 455 at-bats last season and could be in for another low-power season this year.