Joe Mauer
1B/DH MIN
22 hours ago

Mauer is not in the lineup for Monday's series opener against the Red Sox, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

EDGE Analysis

The lefty is 8-for-38 in his career against Boston starter Chris Sale, so manager Paul Molitor will defer to Kennys Vargas at first base. Mauer is currently riding a five-game hitting streak and hit .444 with three walks last week.

Joe Mauer
1B/DH MIN
5 days ago

Mauer is batting second and occupying first base Thursday against the White Sox, Chad Graff of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

EDGE Analysis

Mauer will work against southpaw Jose Quintana after getting a break Wednesday against another left-hander in David Holmberg. Mauer caries a reflective line of his skills this year, batting .276/.348/.391 with only four home runs in 250 plate appearances.

Joe Mauer
1B/DH MIN
6 days ago

Mauer is not in the lineup Wednesday against the White Sox, Brandon Warne of ZoneCoverage.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Although Mauer collected two hits and two runs Tuesday evening, he's still hitting just .214 over the past 14 games. He'll get a night off against lefty David Holmberg as a result, allowing Kennys Vargas to enter the starting lineup to replace him at first base.

Joe Mauer
1B/DH MIN
2 weeks ago

Mauer is not in the Twins' lineup Thursday against the Mariners, Shane Jackson of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

With southpaw Ariel MIranda on the mound, he'll give way to Kennys Vargas, who's batting fifth. Mauer still lags in the power department with just four home runs and 27 RBI on the year but, on the positive side, is batting .281/.352/.400 in 233 plate appearances.

Joe Mauer
1B/DH MIN
2 weeks ago

Mauer is out of the lineup for Saturday's game against the Giants.

EDGE Analysis

Kennys Vargas is set to take over at first base with Mauer getting the day off against Jeff Samardzija. Mauer has settled into a groove over the last two weeks, slashing .327/.393/.509 with six extra base hits over his last 14 games. He figures to return to the lineup for Sunday's series finale.

Joe Mauer
1B/DH MIN
3 weeks ago

Mauer went 4-for-5 with a home run and three RBI in Friday's 11-5 win over the Angels.

EDGE Analysis

It was his fourth homer of the season. Mauer's now hit safely in 16 of his last 18 games, posting a .365/.447/.527 slash line with two homers, 11 RBI and 12 runs over that stretch.

Joe Mauer
1B/DH MIN
4 weeks ago

Mauer is not in the lineup for Wednesday afternoon's game against the Astros.

EDGE Analysis

Mauer has been on fire over the past five games, hitting .409 over 22 at-bats to raise his season average to a healthy .286. Nonetheless, he gets a routine maintenance day Wednesday as Chris Gimenez fills in at first base.

Joe Mauer
1B/DH MIN
1 month ago

Mauer went 4-for-5 with three walks and his third home run of the season in Sunday's extra-inning loss to Tampa Bay.

EDGE Analysis

Mauer is the second Twins player ever to reach base seven-plus times in a game (Rod Carew got on base eight times in 1972). After hitting .225 in April, Mauer is hitting .347 with three home runs in May.

Joe Mauer
1B/DH MIN
1 month ago

Mauer is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Orioles, Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

Kennys Vargas will take over at first base, pushing Mauer to the bench against right-hander Chris Tillman. Mauer snapped a 10-game hitting streak with an 0-for-4 showing Tuesday. He's now batting .322/.420/.492 this month, but the Twins seem intent on resting Mauer at least once or twice per week.

Joe Mauer
1B/DH MIN
1 month ago

Mauer went 3-for-5 with a double and two RBI in Monday's win over Baltimore. He's hitting .345 with a .973 OPS in May.

EDGE Analysis

Mauer had the worst April of his career with just a .546 OPS, but he's turned things around in May. He had just a .243 BABIP in April, so his batting average was bound to increase. His six extra base hits in May (including two home runs) are encouraging as a lack of power is his major weakness as a first baseman.