Joe Mauer 1B/DH MIN 3 hours ago

Mauer homered, a solo shot, as part of a 3-for-5 game in Monday's loss to the Royals.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Mauer was locked into a brutal 3-for-28 slump in his last seven starts heading into Monday's game, and he broke out in a big way with this performance. His .271/.380/.381 line still features underwhelming power from a first baseman, but Minnesota's lineup Monday featured a whopping four players with an on-base percentage under .300, and Mauer's consistent ability to get on base represents one of the few ways they currently have to score runs.

Joe Mauer 1B/DH MIN 3 days ago

Mauer is not in the lineup Saturday against the Blue Jays, Brandon Warne of Cold Omaha reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

It looks like a routine day off for Mauer, as the Twins go up against left-hander J.A. Happ. Minnesota will go with Miguel Sano as the DH with Byung Ho Park at first base.

Joe Mauer 1B/DH MIN 5 days ago

Mauer will bat third Thursday against Toronto, Brandon Warne of Cold Omaha reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Mauer had been serving as the leadoff man for the last 10 days, but he'll shift down to No. 3, as Brian Dozier moves to the top of the order. It's unclear if the move will be permanent, but Mauer was mired in a 6-for-42 slump prior to homering in Tuesday's game against Detroit. The veteran went 0-for-4 with a pair of strikeouts in Wednesday's loss.

Joe Mauer 1B/DH MIN 6 days ago

Mauer hit his second home run, a solo shot, in a 1-for-4 game in Tuesday's loss to Detroit.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Mauer had been in a mighty slump, just 6-for-42 in his past 12 games and without an extra-base hit dating back to May 1. Even with the desperately needed dinger, Mauer's batting line sits at .274/.389/.378 as the promising power he showed in April hasn't carried over into May.

Joe Mauer 1B/DH MIN 2 weeks ago

Mauer will serve as the Twins' leadoff man Monday against the Orioles.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Mauer will lead off for the first time in his major league career, as he enters the lineup at first base after serving only in a pinch hitting role Sunday. The veteran has just one extra-base hit since April 26, and he's currently mired in a 2-for-18 slump.

Joe Mauer 1B/DH MIN 2 weeks ago

Mauer is out of the lineup Sunday against the White Sox, Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Mauer has fallen into a 2-for-17 skid at the dish over the last five games that has resulted in a 35-point drop in his batting average, so he'll be given a day off to take his mind off his struggles. Byung-ho Park replaces Mauer at first base.

Joe Mauer 1B/DH MIN 3 weeks ago

Mauer went 3-for-5 with a double, two runs and one RBI Sunday against the Tigers.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Mauer accounted for a pair of runs in the fifth inning that gave the Twins a three-run lead in a game the Twins would eventually go on to lose. He's now hit safely in 10 of his last 11 games, and he owns a .337/.459/.461 slash line.

Joe Mauer 1B/DH MIN 3 weeks ago

Mauer went 2-for-4 in Sunday's loss to Detroit to raise his batting average to .321.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Mauer is hitting .321/.453/.440 through 24 games and there are plenty of reasons to believe his strong start to the season is sustainable. Mauer's walk rate fell to a career low for a full season last year (10.1 percent) and his contact rate was near a career low (81 percent). He's improved in both areas this season with a 18.9 percent walk rate and 89 percent contact rate. His 9:20 K:BB ratio indicates he may be back to the player he was before a 2013 concussion.

Joe Mauer 1B/DH MIN 1 month ago

Mauer is out of the lineup Sunday against the Nationals, LaVelle Neal of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Mauer will just be taking a rest day for Sunday's matinee, giving way to Byung-ho Park at first base. The longtime Twin has looked great to start the season with a .328 average over 64 at-bats, but has still been a subpar source of power at first base, compiling only five extra-base hits to date.

Joe Mauer 1B/DH MIN 1 month ago

Mauer went 3-for-3 with a walk and a run Sunday against the Royals.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Mauer ended the week with a .400 batting average to go with a home run. He now has posted multi-hit games in three of his first six contests.