Joe Mauer
1B/DH MIN
6 days ago

Mauer is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Rockies.

EDGE Analysis

Mauer is batting just .200 against left-handers this season, so he'll get a night off with southpaw Kyle Freeland taking the hill for Colorado on Tuesday. Kennys Vargas will take over at first base for the evening.

Joe Mauer
1B/DH MIN
2 weeks ago

Mauer is playing first base and batting leadoff Tuesday against the White Sox, Mike Berardino of the Pioneer Press reports.

EDGE Analysis

With normal leadoff man Brian Dozier (ankle) out of the lineup again, Mauer will lead off for the first time all season and just the ninth time in his career. Mauer will likely return to the middle of the order once Dozier returns.

Joe Mauer
1B/DH MIN
2 weeks ago

Mauer is out of the lineup Sunday against the Red Sox.

EDGE Analysis

With southpaw Chris Sale on the hill for the opposing Red Sox, Mauer will take his left-handed bat to the bench in favor of the switch-hitting Kennys Vargas at first base. In his 14th MLB season, Mauer owns a .655 OPS through his first 26 games, but did produce a swing for the highlight reels Friday with a walkoff home run.

Joe Mauer
1B/DH MIN
2 weeks ago

Mauer went 2-for-4 with his first career walk-off home run in Friday's win over Boston.

EDGE Analysis

Mauer had two previous game-winning hits, but neither was a home run. Mauer had the worst April of his career with just a .546 OPS, but has turned his season around in May as he's 4-for-11 with two home runs.

Joe Mauer
1B/DH MIN
3 weeks ago

Mauer is not in the Twins' Thursday lineup against the Athletics, Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran is receiving a bit of rest for the matinee. Mauer should return to action Friday against Boston's Eduardo Rodriguez, despite the fact Rodriguez is a left-hander. For Thursday, meanwhile, Minnesota is shuffling things a bit, with Kennys Vargas at first base and Miguel Sano at designated hitter.

Joe Mauer
1B/DH MIN
4 weeks ago

Mauer is out of Wednesday's lineup against the Rangers, the Star Tribune's LaVelle E. Neal III reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Rangers are starting southpaw Cole Hamels, so the Twins will go with as many right-handed and switch-hitters as possible. Kennys Vargas gets the start at first base and will hit fifth.

Joe Mauer
1B/DH MIN
1 month ago

Mauer is out of Saturday's lineup against the Tigers, the Star Tribune's LaVelle Neal reports.

EDGE Analysis

He is hitting .207/.258224 with a 4:4 K:BB over 58 at-bats this season. Miguel Sano draws the start at first base and will hit third.

Joe Mauer
1B/DH MIN
1 month ago

Mauer went 1-for-4 with a double and a run during Thursday's loss to Cleveland.

EDGE Analysis

Mauer left Thursday's game with a disastrous .218/.259/.236 slash line, six runs and six RBI. Those numbers don't move the fantasy needle in many settings, and considering his lack of power upside and annual decline over the past three years, there isn't a lot to be excited about here.

Joe Mauer
1B/DH MIN
1 month ago

Mauer is out of the lineup Tuesday against the Tigers, the Star Tribune's Phil Miller reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Twins are giving most of their left-handed hitters the day off against southpaw Matt Boyd, so Mauer will take a seat for the second time this season. Chris Gimenez will start at first base and hit sixth, as both of the Twins catchers will start the game in the field.

Joe Mauer
1B/DH MIN
1 month ago

Mauer is not in the starting lineup for Friday's game against the White Sox, Scot Gregor of the Daily Herald reports.

EDGE Analysis

After starting at first base and hitting cleanup for Minnesota's first three games of the season, Mauer will now get his first day off in Friday's series opener against Chicago. Now that he is reaching his mid-30's, it is very possible that the longtime Twins catcher will start to see an elevated amount of off days to keep him fresh throughout the season.