Major League Baseball

2014 Avg.
.274
 
Career Avg.
.319
Name  Joe Mauer
Born  4/19/1983
Height  6-5
Weight  230
Number  7
Position  1B
Bats  L
Throws  R
9/17/2014 11:28:00 AM
Description: Twins first baseman Joe Mauer is a .167 hitter (3-for-18), with five strikeouts against Tigers' starter David Price.
Insight: Mauer has had a disappointing season in 2014, and that trend could continue tonight versus one of Detroit's aces.
 
9/12/2014 1:36:00 PM
Description: Twins first baseman Joe Mauer is a .444 hitter (9-for-18) against White Soxc starter Jose Quintana.
Insight: For the season, he is hitting just.272 with four home runs and 46 RBI, which is certainly disappointing based on his historic standards.
 
9/6/2014 11:15:00 PM
Description: Twins first baseman Joe Mauer was 2-for-3 with a walk on Saturday in a loss against the Angels.
Insight: Mauer has been getting on base a lot lately, with at least a hit and a walk in each of his last four games. In his last eight games, Mauer is batting .344 with a double, a triple and six RBI. For the season, he is hitting just.277 with four home runs and 46 RBI, which is disappointing based on his standards.
 
9/3/2014 10:35:00 AM
Description: Minnesota first baseman Joe Mauer is a career .393 hitter versus White Sox left-hander John Danks
Insight: Interestingly, none of the 22 hits are home runs and only three are extra-base hits. Mauer's numbers are below expectations this season and he's also missed time due to injury. The career .319 hitter is batting just .273 this season.
 
9/1/2014 5:59:00 PM
Description: Minnesota first baseman Joe Mauer went 3-for-4 with a triple and four RBI Monday at Baltimore.
Insight: Mauer went 3-for-23 (.130) in his last seven games of August after getting his average up to .281 on Aug. 23. After his three-hit game Monday, Mauer is hitting .276 with four homers, 45 RBI, 51 runs and a .731 OPS in 377 at-bats.
 
Cold8/29/2014 10:10:00 PM
Description: Minnesota first baseman Joe Mauer returned to the Twins lineup on Friday and went 0-for-3.
Insight: Mauer pinched hit on Thursday, which was a routine day of rest. The first baseman has one hit in his last 15 at-bats.
 
8/28/2014 4:48:00 PM
Description: Minnesota first baseman Joe Mauer is not in the Twins lineup on Thursday against Kansas City.
Insight: It's just a normal day of rest for Mauer. Too bad because he has a career 1.204 OPS against Jeremy Guthrie in 25 at-bats.
 
8/28/2014 10:29:00 AM
Description: Minnesota first baseman Joe Mauer is a career .360 hitter versus Royals right-hander Jeremy Guthrie.
Insight: Nothing unusual there, Mauer is a .319 hitter against everyone. What is unusual is that he's hit three homers and has a 1.204 OPS against Guthrie in 25 at-bats.
 
Hot8/23/2014 4:44:00 PM
Description: Minnesota first baseman Joe Mauer went 2-for-3 with a double, three RBI, two walks and two runs in Game 1 of Saturday's doubleheader against Detroit.
Insight: Mauer has gone 15-for-42 (.357) with four doubles, two homers, 10 RBI and 10 walks since he returned from an oblique strain on Aug. 11. His average is up to .281, the highest it's been since May 27.
 
Hot8/23/2014 11:22:00 AM
Description: Minnesota first baseman Joe Mauer has batted .333 with three doubles, two homers, seven RBI, eight walks and five runs in 11 games since he returned from the disabled list.
Insight: Mauer has his average up to .278 and his OPS to .732. He hit .300 or better seven times in the previous 10 seasons and has never batted below .287, but he'll need to bat nearly .360 in the final 35 games to hit .300 this season. He's 23-for-62 (.371) with four doubles, three homers and 12 walks in his career against Tigers starter Justin Verlander, so he could be a solid first base option Saturday.
 
Hot8/18/2014 10:21:00 AM
Description: Minnesota first baseman Joe Mauer is a career .417 hitter (10-for-24) versus Royals starter Jason Vargas.
Insight: Mauer has hit safely in five of six games, including a pair of home runs since he returned from the DL to raise his average to .275. He still has more to go if he's to reach his career average of .320, but this favorable matchup could help.
 
8/17/2014 11:13:00 AM
Description: Minnesota first baseman Joe Mauer is a career .333 hitter (8-for-24) with a pair of home runs versus Royals starter Jeremy Guthrie.
Insight: Mauer has hit safely in four of five games since he returned from the DL to raise his average to .273, but he still has more to go if he's to reach his career average of .320.
 
8/13/2014 6:25:00 PM
Description: Minnesota first baseman Joe Mauer hit his first homer since May 3 Wednesday against the Astros.
Insight: Mauer has hit safely in three straight games since he returned from the DL, giving him a 15-game hitting streak.
 
8/11/2014 5:24:00 PM
Description: Minnesota first baseman Joe Mauer (oblique) has been activated from the 15-day disabled list.
Insight: Mauer (.271) suffered a right oblique strain July 1. Prior to the injury, Mauer hit safely in 12 straight games and he hit .400 in 15 at-bats during his rehab assignment.
 
8/10/2014 1:56:00 PM
Description: Minnesota first baseman Joe Mauer (oblique) is expected to come off the disabled list on Monday, according to Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press.
Insight: Mauer (.271) suffered a right oblique strain July 1. Prior to the injury, Mauer hit safely in 12 straight games.
 
8/5/2014 5:41:00 PM
Description: Minnesota first baseman Joe Mauer (oblique) is expected to be activated from the disabled list for the team's series at Houston from Aug. 11-13, according to Rhett Bollinger of mlb.com.
Insight: Mauer suffered a right oblique strain July 1. He'll stay on his rehab assignment through the weekend and should be back Monday.
 
8/1/2014 5:42:00 PM
Description: Minnesota first baseman Joe Mauer (oblique) will begin a rehab assignment next week, according to beat writer Mike Berardino.
Insight: Mauer suffered a right oblique strain July 1. He was just starting to hit, putting up a 12-game hitting streak before the injury.
 
7/29/2014 10:43:00 AM
Description: Minnesota first baseman Joe Mauer (oblique) is expected to begin taking batting practice Wednesday after taking swings in the cage Monday without incident.
Insight: Mauer suffered a right oblique strain July 1. He was just starting to hit, putting up a 12-game hitting streak, before the injury.
 
7/2/2014 12:13:00 PM
Description: Minnesota first baseman Joe Mauer (oblique) has been placed on the 15-day disabled list.
Insight: Mauer suffered a right oblique strain Tuesday night. He was just starting to hit, putting up a 12-game hitting streak, but he'll be out until after the All-Star break.
 
7/1/2014 10:21:00 PM
Description: Minnesota first baseman Joe Mauer left Tuesday's game with a strained right oblique, according to Rhett Bollinger of mlb.com.
Insight: Mauer (.271, 2 HR, 28 RBI) is just starting to hit, but this could land him on the disabled list. He extended his hitting streak to 12 games before leaving.
 

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