Joe Mauer C/1B/DH MIN 11 Hrs
Mauer has been limited to DH duties the last four days due to a sore left shoulder, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
If the injury is inhibiting Mauer offensively, it didn't show Monday, as he turned in a three-hit, four-RBI performance in the win over the Orioles. The Twins will likely keep using him at DH until he's deemed healthy enough to return to first base, but the ailment shouldn't have a noticeable impact on his fantasy utility at this time.
Joe Mauer C/1B/DH MIN 13 Hrs
Mauer had a big day at the dish Monday, going 3-for-4 with four RBI and two runs scored.
Mauer has hit the ball well since coming off the disabled list in mid-August, batting .297 with 17 RBI in 21 games. The Twins' slugger is hitting .276 with 45 RBI in 377 at-bats this summer.
Joe Mauer C/1B/DH MIN 5 Days
Mauer is out of the lineup Thursday against the Royals, Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
This looks like nothing more than a routine day off for Mauer, who has started 16 straight games since coming off the DL earlier this month. Chris Parmelee will man first base in his absence, with Kurt Suzuki moving up to the No. 3 spot in the batting order. Mauer is batting .288/.391/.475 with two homers since his return.
Joe Mauer C/1B/DH MIN 10 Days
Mauer drove in three RBI on Friday facing the Tigers, while scoring one run as he went 2-for-4 on the night.
The days of Mauer being an elite player are gone, but he's still a solid hitter that will provide batting average at the corner slot. Mauer is currently hitting .278 on the year and his ability to take a walk keeps his OBP (.355) at a good level. Mauer has knocked in five RBI over his last five games.
Joe Mauer C/1B/DH MIN 15 Days
Mauer was 1-for-2 with a homer, two runs scored and two walks in Sunday's home loss to Kansas City.
It hasn't taken long for Mauer to find his groove at the plate again following his return from the disabled list on Aug. 10. He's hit .333 (7-for-21) with two homers, two doubles, three RBI and five walks in six games since he was activated.
Joe Mauer C/1B/DH MIN 19 Days
Mauer went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and a walk in Wednesday's 3-1 win over the Astros.
Mauer's third home run of the season came in the sixth inning off Astros' lefty Brett Oberholtzer. He also extended his hitting streak to 15 games for the Twins.
Joe Mauer C/1B/DH MIN 21 Days
Mauer was 2-for-4 with a walk and an RBI Monday in a 4-3 win over the Astros.
Mauer had a heroic return from the disabled list Monday, un-breaking a 2-2 tie in the top of the ninth with an RBI single. The first-baseman, who has been out since June 1, is hitting .274/.346/.358 with two home runs in 307 at-bats on the season.
Joe Mauer C/1B/DH MIN 22 Days
Mauer (oblique) will be activated from the disabled list Monday, MLB.com's Rhett Bollinger reports.
Mauer is set to return to action after missing nearly six weeks with the oblique injury. Expect him to resume his role as the Twins' regular first baseman moving forward.
Joe Mauer C/1B/DH MIN 23 Days
Mauer (oblique) will likely come off the disabled list Monday when first eligible, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
Mauer went 2-for-4 in a rehab assignment with Low-A Cedar Rapids on Saturday and 6-for-15 in his four games with the team. He appears to be ready to rejoin the roster, and will look to improve on his .271 season average at the big league level.
Joe Mauer C/1B/DH MIN 23 Days
Mauer went 2-for-4 in Saturday's game for Low-A Cedar Rapids. He's 6-for-15 in four games during his rehab assignment.
Mauer should be activated from the 15-day DL before Monday's game barring a setback.