Joe Mauer

A three-sport star at Cretin-Derham Hall High School, he ditched a football scholarship offer from Florida State to concentrate on baseball. Since, he's morphed into one of the purest hitters in the game. he is the only catcher in Major League Baseball history to win three batting titles.

Joe and Maddie Mauer
December 16, 2014
Joe and Maddie Mauer, with their twins Maren (left) and Emily, are shown in this photo taken by bellasaluti photography of Tonka Bay and provided by C

Mauers want normalcy as they raise twins amid his celebrity

In an interview with Cretin-Derham Hall's alumni magazine, the two graduates also reminisced about their days as Raiders athletes. Joe pondered what the future may hold after his playing days are over.
August 14, 2014
Joe Mauer, in his return from the disabled list, connected for a two-run single that provided the decisive runs in the Twins' 4-2 victory at Houston o

Miller: Health powering Mauer's streak

The Star Tribune's Phil Miller and CineSport's Brian Clark discuss Joe Mauer's hitting streak, and what the Twins have seen in Trevor May's first two appearances.
July 20, 2014
Joe Mauer, left, is checked by a trainer as manager Ron Gardenhire, right, comes out after Mauer's two-run double off Kansas City Royals pitcher James

Injured Mauer takes small steps towards returning to Twins

Joe Mauer's light workout Saturday was an excellent sign the Twins' first baseman is on track in his rehab from an oblique strain.
July 16, 2014

RandBall: Mauer's injury solves the uncomfortable All-Star question

The only positive we can see in this injury, and it’s a warped and twisted silver lining, is that this will end all debate over whether he will be added to the All-Star roster.
July 2, 2014
Minnesota Twins' Joe Mauer holds his legs after he pulled up to second with a two-run double off Kansas City Royals pitcher James Shields in the fourt

Mauer lands on disabled list with oblique strain

The Twins first baseman aggravated a nagging injury during Tuesday night's game.
July 2, 2014
Joe Mauer

Rand: Mauer's injury should end a sticky discussion

Joe Mauer's injury should put an end to any conversation about whether he would be given a spot on the AL All-Star team.
July 2, 2014
Minnesota Twins' Joe Mauer, left, is checked by a trainer as manager Ron Gardenhire, right, comes out after Mauer's two-run double off Kansas City Roy

Mauer: It felt like someone hit me

Twins first baseman Joe Mauer describes the pain he felt as he swung at a pitch Wednesday that resulted in a strained right oblique.
Twins 10, Kansas City 2
July 2, 2014
Minnesota Twins' Joe Mauer holds his legs after he pulled up to second with a two-run double off Kansas City Royals pitcher James Shields in the fourt

Mauer's injury dampens mood after Twins smash Royals

Joe Mauer, hitting .362 the past 12 games, left the game with a strained oblique muscle soon after hitting a bases-loaded double in the fourth inning.
June 14, 2014
Joe Mauer and his mother, Teresa, during a commercial shoot for Kemps.

Joe Mauer's contract with Kemps is over

The contract expired at the end of 2013 and wasn't re-upped. The company decided to focus its marketing this year on its 100th anniversary, said Greg Kurr, Kemps' CEO.
Twins at Detroit (6:08 p.m., FSN)
June 13, 2014
Minnesota Twins' Joe Mauer walks away after striking out in the seventh inning against Texas. Mauer is hitting .263, to go with two home runs and 15 R

Woe is Joe: Mauer keeps the faith despite lengthy slump

Twins star Joe Mauer seeks a turnaround from what has been a career-worst season so far. A .320 lifetime hitter, Mauer is hitting .263 to go with two home runs and 15 RBI through 58 games. "I'm just trying to stay positive," he said.
June 5, 2014

Section 219: I'm in the Joe Mauer debate by staying out if it

I have pretty much done my best to stay out of the Joe Mauer discussions, which is a polite term for much of what I've heard and read.
May 10, 2014
Mauer returns to Twins lineup

Mauer returns to Twins lineup

Joe Mauer's back has improved well enough for him to get back in the Twins lineup
May 10, 2014

Twins could take safe route with improving Mauer

CLEVELAND – Joe Mauer hit indoors Friday as he inches closer to a return to the Twins lineup, but the Twins could also take…
May 6, 2014

Twins notes: Mauer misses Monday's game with back spasms

Although the Twins reported on Monday that Joe Mauer was feeling better, the former batting champion was unavailable for the game against Cleveland.
May 4, 2014
Minnesota Twins hit a three run home run in the 7th inning at Target Field on 5/3/14.] Bruce Bisping/Star Tribune Joe Mauer/r

Mauer's back kept getting worse

Joe Mauer says his back stiffened during batting practice Sunday and kept getting worse, until he had to come out of the game in the third inning.
April 19, 2014

Twins notes: Mauer starts rally with rare bunt

Joe Mauer turned 31 on Saturday. He celebrated with a bunt.
Patrick Reusse, columnist
April 8, 2014
Minnesota Twins Joe Mauer spoke with team owner Jim Pohlad during batting practice before the Twins home opener at Target Field.

Reusse: Like Smalley, Mauer must carry Twins to respectability

Roy Smalley lifted the Twins to respectability in 1979. It's time for Joe Mauer to carry that burden this season.
April 5, 2014
Minnesota Twins manager Ron Gardenhire talks with his team in the locker room after the Twins defeated the Cleveland Indians 7-3 in a baseball game, S

Mauer: A milestone worth celebrating

Twins first baseman Joe Mauer says he takes pride in Ron Gardenhire's 1,000-win achievement, too.
Jim Souhan, columnist
March 14, 2014
Those close to Joe Mauer said the switch from catcher to first base bothered him. But, his brother Jake said, “He’s going to be pretty good at fir

Souhan: He doesn't say it openly, but losing eats at Mauer

Joe Mauer doesn't yearn for 3,000 hits or the Hall of Fame. He's sick of losing, and aware of what winning would mean for his legacy.
March 1, 2014
Twins first baseman Joe Mauer warmed up during spring training practice Tuesday Feb 17. 2014 in Fort Myers, Florida Lee County Sports Complex..

Mauer: "Need work on a lot of things"

Twins first baseman Joe Mauer says he's still learning the finer points of his new position, but "my timing was pretty good" at the plate.
February 20, 2014
Mauer, Twins tee off in sunny Florida

Mauer, Twins tee off in sunny Florida

Twins players teed off in the annual celebrity golf tournament at Fiddlesticks Country Club in Fort Myers to benefit Lee Memorial Health System's Regional Cancer Center
Twins Spring Training
February 19, 2014
Twins first baseman Joe Mauer made a throw to home plate during spring training practice Tuesday in Florida on the first day of The Great Transition a

Mauer, now playing first base, already at Twins spring training

The former catcher is making a transition to first base this year to lengthen his playing career.
Joe Mauer: First baseman
February 10, 2014
Lingering concussion symptoms, some daunting medical research and advice from players such as ex-teammate Justin Morneau led Joe Mauer to decide that

Mauer still accepting his move to first base for Twins

When the Twins open spring training in a week, Joe Mauer will trot to first base instead of his usual spot behind the plate.
Patrick Reusse, columnist
November 12, 2013
Joe Mauer played first base during the All-Star Game in 2012 and will field that position for the Twins in 2014.

Reusse: Mauer move could usher in new era of durability

Out from behind the plate, the Twins star should be -- and needs to be -- in the lineup more often.
November 12, 2013

Section 219: Mauer's move (good news and bad)

If the Twins don't bring in a veteran catcher, it will cast doubt on their commitment to improving a flawed roster.