Mauer is out of the lineup Sunday against the Tigers, Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. Mauer takes a seat following his best three-game stretch of the season, with the veteran accruing eight hits in 15 at-bats and driving in eight runs over that span. He'll be replaced in the lineup by Eduardo Escobar, who covers the DH spot while Miguel Sano handles Mauer's usual first base position.
Mauer went 2-for-5 with a double, a home run, a walk, two runs and five RBI against the Tigers on Saturday. Mauer's sixth home run of the year extended the Twins' lead to four runs in the sixth inning of game they'd eventually lose. Although he's barely been a fantasy factor this year, he's now collected multiple hits in each of his last three contests and could be a player to consider using in lineups while he's running hot.
Mauer went 3-for-5 with a run scored and an RBI in Thursday's 7-2 win over the Brewers. The 34-year-old Mauer still sports a solid .366 OBP, but his .374 slugging percentage is awful for a first baseman. While hitting in the heart of Minnesota's order has helped Mauer's counting stats, his 44 runs and 43 RBI in 95 games are nothing to write home about.
Mauer is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Rangers, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. Ehire Adrianza will get the nod at first base in place of Mauer, who is 0-for-12 in his career against Saturday's starter, Cole Hamels. Mauer hasn't done much lately to help fantasy owners in standard formats, but he is getting on base at a .400 clip since the All-Star break. Look for him to return Sunday against right-hander Nick Martinez.
Mauer will bat leadoff during Wednesday's contest against San Diego, Brandon Warne of Zone Coverage reports. Mauer gets an opportunity to hit at the top of the order with Brian Dozier retreating to the bench for a day off. Since the All-Star break, Mauer is hitting .227/.397/.273 with six RBI and four runs.
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