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7 Joe Mauer 1B
Height/Weight: 6-5/230 | Birthdate: 4/19/1983 | Birthplace: St. Paul, MN | Bats/Throws: L/R | Team: Minnesota | College: No College | MLB Experience: 11 | Salary: $23,000,000 | Owned/Started%: 97/86 | Average Draft Position: 41.32
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Joe Mauer drives home three again in lopsided win


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/23/2014) Twins veteran Joe Mauer achieved his second consecutive three-RBI game Saturday in a pounding of Detroit.

Mauer singled in a run in the first and doubled home two in the second. He also walked twice to sweeten his on-base percentage to .361, its highest point since May 27.


Joe Mauer cranks out first homer in more than three months


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/13/2014) Twins first baseman Joe Mauer wasted little time smashing his first home run since coming off the disabled list. He blasted off Wednesday in Houston in his third game back and added a single.

Mauer, however, has just three taters in 315 at-bats this season. His last was on May 3.


Joe Mauer set to start for Twins against Astros


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/11/2014) It's official - Twins first baseman Joe Mauer has been activated off the disabled list for a Monday start against Houston.

Mauer has been out since July 1 with an oblique injury.


Report: Joe Mauer to come off DL in time for Monday start


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/11/2014) Twins first baseman Joe Mauer is destined for activation off the disabled list, per MLB.com, which is reporting that he was on his way to Houston to join the team and will play Monday night against the Astros.

Mauer has been out for a month with a strained oblique muscle. He managed six hits in 15 at-bats in four rehab games at Class A Cedar Rapids. He will attempt to extend a 12-game hitting streak at the major league level upon his return.


Joe Mauer on track to return Monday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/10/2014) Twins first baseman Joe Mauer remains on track to return from the disabled list on Monday, according to MLB.com. Mauer has been on the disabled list with a strained right oblique since July 2. He batted .271/.342/.353 with two home runs and 28 RBI in 303 at-bats before the injury.

Joe Mauer begins rehab, could return early next week


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/6/2014) Twins first baseman Joe Mauer began a rehab assignment with Class A Cedar Rapids Tuesday, going 1 for 3 and scoring a run while filling the designated-hitter role.

Mauer will likely stick to rehabbing with Cedar Rapids through the weekend before joining the Twins early next week, MLB.com reports. If all goes well, he may be back in a major-league lineup Monday in Houston. Mauer has been sidelined since July 1 while recovering from a strained oblique muscle.


Joe Mauer ready for rehab


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/1/2014) Twins first baseman Joe Mauer (oblique) will meet with Class A Cedar Rapids on Monday for a workout and then begin a minor-league rehab assignment on Tuesday, according to the St. Paul Pioneer Press. Mauer has been sidelined since July 1 with an oblique injury.

Joe Mauer should be on rehab assignment next week


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/27/2014) Twins manager Ron Gardenhire expects first baseman Joe Mauer (oblique) to be on a rehab assignment by the time the team returns for a two-game homestand Aug. 5-6 against the Padres, according to the Pioneer Press.

"By the time we get back from this roadtrip, he'll be on a rehab (assignment)," Gardenhire said Sunday. "We need him desperately. He's a big cog in our lineup. We need to get him back on the field. He's important for our baseball team, not only for what he does on the field but for the whole package, him being around the guys, being a calming influence. That will be huge for us."


Joe Mauer to hit in batting cages Monday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/27/2014) Twins first baseman Joe Mauer (oblique) will start hitting in the batting cages Monday and the plan is for him to progress to on-field batting practice Wednesday, according to MLB.com.

Joe Mauer takes day off from swinging


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/26/2014) Twins first baseman Joe Mauer took a day off from swinging and was limited to fielding grounders during batting practice on Saturday, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. He has been able to do some hitting drills lately, but has not been cleared to hit on the field against live pitching.

Mauer has been sidelined since July 1 with an oblique injury, and remains without a timetable moving forward.

Joe Mauer able to take soft toss Friday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/25/2014) Twins first baseman Joe Mauer was able to take some soft toss swings Friday, according to MLB.com.

Mauer has been working his back from an oblique injury. He's been able to do some hitting drills lately, which is a good sign. Mauer has been sidelined since July 1 with the injury. There's no timetable for his return yet. 


Joe Mauer gets some work in the cage


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/24/2014) Twins catcher Joe Mauer was able to hit in the cage prior to Thursday's game against the White Sox, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. Mauer's next step in his recovery from a strained oblique would live batting practice. The Twins have not established a date for that, at this moment.

Mauer has been sidelined since July 1 with the injury. He batted .271/.342/.353 with two home runs and 28 RBI in 303 at-bats before the injury.

Joe Mauer still limited while swinging


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/22/2014) Twins catcher Joe Mauer told the St. Paul Pioneer Press Tuesday he is encouraged by how his oblique injury has responded to fielding work, but still has some work to do before he is in game shape.

Mauer has been taking dry swings while working out before games, but has yet to even try to swing at half speed. He has been out since July 1 as a result of this injury, and remains without a concrete timetable until he can swing at full speed.  


Twins encouraged by Joe Mauer's progress


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/21/2014) Twins manager Ron Gardenhire is encouraged by the progress made by first baseman Joe Mauer over the last few days as he begins to ramp up baseball activities, MLB.com reports.

"He did fine today," Gardenhire said Monday. "He took some ground balls and threw to second base. Yesterday, he did a little bit of both with swinging and doing that. We'll let him do that again tomorrow with some dry swings, as they say."

Mauer has been out since July 1 while recovering from an oblique injury. He'll soon hit balls off a tee and soft toss before progressing to facing live pitching.


Joe Mauer takes dry swings Sunday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/20/2014) Twins first baseman Joe Mauer (oblique) was able to take dry swings Sunday, according to the Pioneer Press. Mauer fielded grounders on his knees Saturday.

Joe Mauer takes ground balls Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/19/2014) Twins first baseman Joe Mauer took some ground balls on his knees at first base Saturday as he continues to recover from a strained oblique, MLB.com reports.

"I talked to him yesterday before the game," manager Ron Gardenhire said Saturday. "He said there's certain things he does right now -- coughing and sneezing and stuff like that -- where he definitely feels it. So he's obviously not ready to take swings or any of that stuff. But he's taking a few ground balls."

Mauer, who was placed on the disabled list on July 2, remains without a timetable for return. He has hit .271/.342/.353 with two home runs and 28 RBI in 303 at-bats.


Joe Mauer remains without timetable for return


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/10/2014) Twins assistant general manager Rob Antony confirmed that first baseman Joe Mauer will not be able to return immediately after the All-Star break, MLB.com reports.

Mauer has showed some slight improvement in his recovery from an oblique injury, but remains without a timetable for return.

"They're optimistic about his recovery," Antony said. "Things are going well. They're still trying to work on getting the soreness out of there. Until he does that he can't really get back to the things he needs to. So right now, there is no timetable."

Joe Mauer unlikely to return immediately after the break


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/10/2014) Twins first baseman Joe Mauer is unlikely to return immediately after the All-Star break, according to MLB.com.

Mauer is sidelined with an oblique injury, and there's a sense he could need some rehab games before he's ready to return. Mauer doesn't have an exact timetable for a return just yet. He's hitting .271/.342/.353 over 303 at-bats. 


Manager: Joe Mauer might need rehab games before return


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/2/2014) Ron Gardenhire admitted that shelved Twins first baseman Joe Mauer might need a couple rehab games before returning from an oblique injury that has landed him on the disabled list.

Mauer was placed on the DL Wednesday, so that plan could change depending on his recovery. But he is certainly out until after the all-star break and cannot participate in the All-Star Game set for Target Field.


Joe Mauer lands on DL with oblique injury


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/2/2014) A right oblique strain has Twins first baseman Joe Mauer on the 15-day disabled list. He sustained the injury in the fourth inning of the Tuesday night against Kansas City. Chris Colabello has been recalled to take his place on the roster.

The move represents a hit for Minnesota, which has been enjoying Mauer in the midst of a hot streak. Mauer has hit safely in 12 straight games with six doubles and 12 RBI.


Joe Mauer exits with oblique injury


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/1/2014) Twins first baseman Joe Mauer was forced to leave Tuesday's game against the Royals in the fifth inning, due to a right oblique injury.

Mauer strained his right oblique while running to second base on a two-run double in the fourth inning, though he was able to remain in the game. He was stranded on the bases, but was then removed from the game in the top half of the fifth, and the team announced via MLB.com he will be re-evaluated Wednesday. 


Joe Mauer heating up


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(6/23/2014) Twins first baseman Joe Mauer drove in six runs in the four-game series against the White Sox that concluded Sunday. He had three multi-RBI games after producing two all season entering the series.

Mauer has upped his average to .261/.334/.338 in 272 at-bats. However, he has not homered since May 3.


Twins have no plans to sit struggling Joe Mauer


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(6/2/2014) Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said he'll continue to start three-time batting champ Joe Mauer in hopes he'll regain his hitting stroke, reports the Minneapolis StarTribune.

"We haven’t seen him scuffle [before],” Gardenhire told the paper. "He’s going through a little bit of a rough period right now."

In his past 15 games, Mauer is batting .194 with no homers and two walks in 64 plate appearances. Gardenhire said Mauer's back troubles from a month ago are not the problem.

"He’s fine. He’s healthy," Gardenhire said. "I talked with him a couple days ago. He feels great. He feels as good as he ever has. He’s just got to keep swinging. We need him to swing. We need him to get hits."


Joe Mauer no longer dealing with back pain


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(5/29/2014) Twins first baseman Joe Mauer is no longer dealing with back pain, according to FoxSportsNorth.

Mauer hasn't produced his normal numbers, which has led to some disappointment among the fans in Minnesota. He missed time earlier in the year with back issues, but says those are behind him now. Mauer is hitting .277/.356/.356 in 177 at-bats.


Joe Mauer back at first base


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(5/13/2014) Joe Mauer was back at first base for the Twins' game on Tuesday against the Red Sox after serving as the designated hitter the past two games. Before that, Mauer missed five games with a stiff back.