|Nov. 11 10:15 AM PT11:15 AM MT12:15 PM CT1:15 PM ET13:15 ET18:15 GMT2:15 CST11:15 AM MST1:15 PM EST1:45 PM VEN22:15 UAE12:15 PM CT-Mauer will be moving from catcher to first base on a full-time basis for the Minnesota Twins. The Twins announced the switch Monday for the 30-year-old Mauer, who missed the last six weeks of the season recovering from a concussion. The Twins said they consulted with Mayo Clinic doctors and team physicians, and Mauer and the organization agreed the move was in the best interest of his long-term health given the inherent injury risks behind the plate.
Analysis: The 2009 AL MVP won the Silver Slugger award for American League catchers this year by batting .324 with 11 home runs and 47 RBIs in 113 games. He sustained the concussion from a foul tip off his mask on Aug. 19. The Twins said Mauer's symptom-free now and has begun offseason workouts without restriction.
|Aug. 20 3:46 PM PT4:46 PM MT5:46 PM CT6:46 PM ET18:46 ET22:46 GMT6:46 CST3:46 PM MST5:46 PM EST6:16 PM VEN2:46 UAE (+1)5:46 PM CT-The Minnesota Twins are shutting down All-Star catcher Joe Mauer for the rest of the season while he recovers from a concussion.
Analysis: The Twins made the decision on Monday before starting the final seven-game homestand of the season. General manager Terry Ryan and Mauer both say that the former AL MVP is making progress. But they don't want to take any unnecessary risks with the Twins far out of contention in the AL Central.
|Aug. 17 4:22 PM PT5:22 PM MT6:22 PM CT7:22 PM ET19:22 ET23:22 GMT7:22 CST4:22 PM MST6:22 PM EST6:52 PM VEN3:22 UAE (+1)6:22 PM CT-Mauer went 3 for 4 with a homer in Friday's 5-2 loss to the White Sox.
Analysis: Mauer is batting .462 with three homers and seven RBIs in his last six games.
|Aug. 15 2:05 PM PT3:05 PM MT4:05 PM CT5:05 PM ET17:05 ET21:05 GMT5:05 CST2:05 PM MST4:05 PM EST4:35 PM VEN1:05 UAE (+1)4:05 PM CT-Mauer was 5 for 7 in Minnesota's 9-8 loss to Cleveland in 12 innings on Wednesday, including his 10th home run of the season.
Analysis: It was Mauer's fifth career five-hit game and his first since 2010. ecording his fifth career five-hit game and first since 2010.
|Aug. 12 12:44 PM PT1:44 PM MT2:44 PM CT3:44 PM ET15:44 ET19:44 GMT3:44 CST12:44 PM MST2:44 PM EST3:14 PM VEN23:44 UAE2:44 PM CT-Mauer homered had two hits as the Twins beat the White Sox 5-2 Sunday.
Analysis: Mauer is hitting ,386 against the ChiSox.
|July 29 10:14 AM PT11:14 AM MT12:14 PM CT1:14 PM ET13:14 ET17:14 GMT1:14 CST10:14 AM MST12:14 PM EST12:44 PM VEN21:14 UAE12:14 PM CT-Mauer is back in the lineup for the Minnesota Twins after missing six games to welcome his twin girls into the world. Slugger Josh Willingham may not be all the far behind him.
Analysis: Mauer was hitting third and playing catcher in the series opener against the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday night. Mauer left the team on the West Coast to rush home to be with wife Maddie, who gave birth to twin girls Maren and Emily. Both weighed in under 5 pounds, but are happy and healthy.
|July 24 8:49 AM PT9:49 AM MT10:49 AM CT11:49 AM ET11:49 ET15:49 GMT23:49 CST8:49 AM MST10:49 AM EST11:19 AM VEN19:49 UAE10:49 AM CT-The Minnesota Twins will be without All-Star catcher Joe Mauer until Tuesday.
Analysis: Mauer, placed on the paternity list Wednesday after his wife gave birth to twin girls, will remain with his family through the weekend while the Twins face the Mariners in Seattle.
|July 23 12:30 PM PT1:30 PM MT2:30 PM CT3:30 PM ET15:30 ET19:30 GMT3:30 CST12:30 PM MST2:30 PM EST3:00 PM VEN23:30 UAE2:30 PM CT-Mauer had three hits for Minnesota in a 4-3 win over the Angels on Monday.
Analysis: Mauer is turning it on with 17 hits in 37 at-bats. It's clear that even though the Twins are not in contention, he knows fantasy owners are counting on him to produce.
|June 27 2:07 PM PT3:07 PM MT4:07 PM CT5:07 PM ET17:07 ET21:07 GMT5:07 CST2:07 PM MST4:07 PM EST4:37 PM VEN1:07 UAE (+1)4:07 PM CT-Mauer had three hits for Minnesota in Wednesday's 5-3 loss to Miami.
Analysis: Mauer is batting .444 in an eight-game hitting streak.
|June 19 1:46 PM PT2:46 PM MT3:46 PM CT4:46 PM ET16:46 ET20:46 GMT4:46 CST1:46 PM MST3:46 PM EST4:16 PM VEN0:46 UAE (+1)3:46 PM CT-Mauer went 3 for 5 with a homer, double and two RBIs in a 7-5 win over the White Sox on Tuesday.
Analysis: Mauer had been 4 for 20 with no extra-base hits and two RBIs over his previous six games.
|June 9 2:29 PM PT3:29 PM MT4:29 PM CT5:29 PM ET17:29 ET21:29 GMT5:29 CST2:29 PM MST4:29 PM EST4:59 PM VEN1:29 UAE (+1)4:29 PM CT-Mauer went 3 for 5 with a homer during Saturday's 4-3, 11-inning win at Washington.
Analysis: Mauer and the Twins play a DH on Sunday.
|May 28 10:05 AM PT11:05 AM MT12:05 PM CT1:05 PM ET13:05 ET17:05 GMT1:05 CST10:05 AM MST12:05 PM EST12:35 PM VEN21:05 UAE12:05 PM CT-Mauer went 1 for 3 with a homer and three runs scored in Monday's 6-3 win at Milwaukee.
Analysis: Mauer is hitting .339 to rank seventh in the majors. He's batting .410 with two homers and 20 runs over his last 19 games.
|May 26 9:46 AM PT10:46 AM MT11:46 AM CT12:46 PM ET12:46 ET16:46 GMT0:46 CST9:46 AM MST11:46 AM EST12:16 PM VEN20:46 UAE11:46 AM CT-Mauer went 3 for 4 with a homer during Saturday's 3-2 win at Detroit.
Analysis: Mauer is 8 for 17 with four runs scored over the last four games.
|May 19 11:43 AM PT12:43 PM MT1:43 PM CT2:43 PM ET14:43 ET18:43 GMT2:43 CST11:43 AM MST1:43 PM EST2:13 PM VEN22:43 UAE1:43 PM CT-Mauer extended his hit streak to 15 games by going 2 for 5 with a double in Minnesota's 12-5 loss to Boston on Saturday night.
Analysis: Mauer, now hitting .351, is 27 for 61 (.443) with 12 doubles during his streak.
|May 18 1:59 PM PT2:59 PM MT3:59 PM CT4:59 PM ET16:59 ET20:59 GMT4:59 CST1:59 PM MST3:59 PM EST4:29 PM VEN0:59 UAE (+1)3:59 PM CT-Mauer has returned to the Minnesota Twins lineup after missing one game because of a stiff back.
Analysis: Mauer was scratched from Friday night's game against Boston after he woke up with back pain. Manager Ron Gardenhire says Mauer came to Target Field on Saturday feeling much better, and he was put back in the lineup as the designated hitter. The plan is for him to catch the series finale on Sunday. Mauer entered with a 14-game hitting streak and a .349 batting average.
|May 17 3:04 PM PT4:04 PM MT5:04 PM CT6:04 PM ET18:04 ET22:04 GMT6:04 CST3:04 PM MST5:04 PM EST5:34 PM VEN2:04 UAE (+1)5:04 PM CT-Mauer has a stiff back, keeping him out of the lineup for the series opener against Boston.
Analysis: Manager Ron Gardenhire said before Friday's game that Mauer woke up in the morning with discomfort. Gardenhire said Mauer could be available to catch in an emergency if Ryan Doumit were also hurt and that he hopes Mauer will be able to play Saturday. Mauer has a 14-game hitting streak, tied for the third-longest of his career. The 30-year-old is batting .446 during the run.
|May 16 12:41 PM PT1:41 PM MT2:41 PM CT3:41 PM ET15:41 ET19:41 GMT3:41 CST12:41 PM MST2:41 PM EST3:11 PM VEN23:41 UAE2:41 PM CT-Mauer extended his hit streak to 14 games by going 3 for 5 with a double in a 9-4 loss to the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday.
Analysis: Mauer, third in the AL with a .349 average, is 25 for 56 (.446) with 11 doubles during his streak.
|May 15 10:38 AM PT11:38 AM MT12:38 PM CT1:38 PM ET13:38 ET17:38 GMT1:38 CST10:38 AM MST12:38 PM EST1:08 PM VEN21:38 UAE12:38 PM CT-Mauer extended his hitting streak to 13 games as the Twins lost 4-2 to the White Sox on Tuesday.
Analysis: This run came after a five-game hitless streak that surely motivated the superstar to showcase his ability as one of baseball's best hitters.
|May 13 11:55 AM PT12:55 PM MT1:55 PM CT2:55 PM ET14:55 ET18:55 GMT2:55 CST11:55 AM MST1:55 PM EST2:25 PM VEN22:55 UAE1:55 PM CT-Mauer was 2 for 3 with a double in Minnesota's 6-0 loss to Baltimore on Sunday.
Analysis: Since going hitless in five straight games for the first time in his career, Mauer is hitting .444 with 10 doubles in 11 games.
|May 12 11:05 AM PT12:05 PM MT1:05 PM CT2:05 PM ET14:05 ET18:05 GMT2:05 CST11:05 AM MST1:05 PM EST1:35 PM VEN22:05 UAE1:05 PM CT-Mauer had three hits and scored three runs Saturday in an 8-5 victory over the O's.
Analysis: Mauer is now 18 for 42 during a 10-game hit streak.
|May 11 1:22 PM PT2:22 PM MT3:22 PM CT4:22 PM ET16:22 ET20:22 GMT4:22 CST1:22 PM MST3:22 PM EST3:52 PM VEN0:22 UAE (+1)3:22 PM CT-Mauer had three hits, including a pair of doubles, and drove in two runs during Minnesota's 9-6 loss in 10 innings to Baltimore on Friday night.
Analysis: Mauer, batting .320 this season, is 12 for 25 (.480) with eight doubles and four RBIs over the last six games.
|May 9 8:55 AM PT9:55 AM MT10:55 AM CT11:55 AM ET11:55 ET15:55 GMT23:55 CST8:55 AM MST10:55 AM EST11:25 AM VEN19:55 UAE10:55 AM CT-Mauer had three hits and three runs as the Twins dominated the Red Sox 15-8 on Wednesday.
Analysis: Mauer is 11 for 29 during a seven-game run after his unprecedented five-game hitless streak.
|May 8 11:24 AM PT12:24 PM MT1:24 PM CT2:24 PM ET14:24 ET18:24 GMT2:24 CST11:24 AM MST1:24 PM EST1:54 PM VEN22:24 UAE1:24 PM CT-Mauer had two hits as the Twins beat the Red Sox 6-1 on Tuesday.
Analysis: Mauer is back up to .298 and it won't be long till the superstar is back where he belongs - among baseball's elite hitters.
|May 1 11:10 AM PT12:10 PM MT1:10 PM CT2:10 PM ET14:10 ET18:10 GMT2:10 CST11:10 AM MST1:10 PM EST1:40 PM VEN22:10 UAE1:10 PM CT-Mauer was 1 for 4 in Minnesota's 6-1 loss at Detroit on Tuesday.
Analysis: Mauer's single against the Tigers snapped an 0-for-21 slump that saw him go without a hit in five consecutive games for the first time in his career.
|Apr. 29 2:30 PM PT3:30 PM MT4:30 PM CT5:30 PM ET17:30 ET21:30 GMT5:30 CST2:30 PM MST4:30 PM EST5:00 PM VEN1:30 UAE (+1)4:30 PM CT-Mauer went 0 for 4 in Sunday's 5-0 win over Texas.
Analysis: Mauer has now gone hitless in four straight games for just the second time in his career. He's still batting .302 on the season, though.
|Apr. 17 3:15 PM PT4:15 PM MT5:15 PM CT6:15 PM ET18:15 ET22:15 GMT6:15 CST3:15 PM MST5:15 PM EST5:45 PM VEN2:15 UAE (+1)5:15 PM CT-Mauer singled four times and drove in three runs in Minnesota's win over the Angles on Tuesday.
Analysis: Mauer is 8 for 10 with a homer and six RBIs in the first two games of the series versus the Angels. He's hitting .462 during a nine-game hitting streak.
|Apr. 13 9:58 PM PT10:58 PM MT11:58 PM CT12:58 AM ET0:58 ET4:58 GMT12:58 CST9:58 PM MST11:58 PM EST12:28 AM VEN8:58 UAE11:58 PM CT-Mauer had two hits and scored twice in a 16-5 loss to the Mets on Friday.
Analysis: Mauer is hitting .302 on the young season.
|Mar. 24 1:42 PM PT2:42 PM MT3:42 PM CT4:42 PM ET16:42 ET20:42 GMT4:42 CST1:42 PM MST3:42 PM EST4:12 PM VEN0:42 UAE (+1)2:42 PM CT-Mauer had a three-run homer and six RBIs and Justin Morneau hit a two-run drive that caromed off a palm tree behind the right-field wall, helping the Minnesota Twins rout the Toronto Blue Jays 14-5 Sunday.
Analysis: Mauer homered to center in a four-run first off Dave Bush and hit a three-run double in the fourth that chased Guillermo Moscoso, who also allowed Justin Morneau's homer during the seven-run inning.