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.

December 16, 2014

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.
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August 14, 2014
Joe Mauer connects in the ninth.

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.
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July 20, 2014
Minnesota Twins' Joe Mauer, left, is checked by a trainer as manager R...

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.
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July 16, 2014

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

It’s official: Joe Mauer is on the disabled list after straining a right oblique muscle in Tuesday’s blowout victory over the Royals. This is obviously…
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July 2, 2014
Minnesota Twins' Joe Mauer holds his legs after he pulled up to second...

Mauer lands on disabled list with oblique strain

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

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.
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July 2, 2014
Minnesota Twins' Joe Mauer, left, is checked by a trainer as manager R...

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.
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July 2, 2014
Minnesota Twins' Joe Mauer holds his legs after he pulled up to second...

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.
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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.
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June 13, 2014

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.
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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.
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May 10, 2014

Mauer returns to Twins lineup

Joe Mauer's back has improved well enough for him to get back in the Twins lineup
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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…
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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.
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May 4, 2014

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.
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April 19, 2014

Twins notes: Mauer starts rally with rare bunt

Joe Mauer turned 31 on Saturday. He celebrated with a bunt.
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April 8, 2014
Minnesota Twins Joe Mauer spoke with team owner Jim Pohlad during batt...

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.
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April 5, 2014

Mauer: A milestone worth celebrating

Twins first baseman Joe Mauer says he takes pride in Ron Gardenhire's 1,000-win achievement, too.
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March 14, 2014

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.
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March 1, 2014
Twins first baseman Joe Mauer warmed up during spring training practic...

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.
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February 20, 2014

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
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February 19, 2014

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.
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February 10, 2014
Joe Mauer at first base

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.
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November 12, 2013
Joe Mauer

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.
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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.