Mauer announced his retirement, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. "The decision came down to my health and my family. The risk of concussion is always there, and I was reminded of that this season after missing over 30 games as a result of diving for a foul ball," he said.
His retirement is not a surprise since Mauer had a dramatic sendoff in his last game, including putting on the catching gear for one last time for part of an inning. He retires with a career .306 batting average, .388 OBP, six All-Star appearances, three Gold Gloves and the Twins' franchise record for most times on base. Mauer's production declined after a concussion in 2013 moved him to first base and ended his time as a catcher, but he still has a strong case for the Hall of Fame.
Mauer went 2-for-4 with a walk and two runs scored in Tuesday's loss to the Tigers.
Mauer has registered two-hit games in three of his last five contests, and is now hitting .290 with 10 runs scored in the month of September. On the season the veteran is hitting .278/.346/.375 with six home runs, 25 doubles, 46 RBI and 57 runs in 121 games.
Mauer is out of the lineup against the Tigers on Wednesday, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
Mauer will retreat to the bench in favor of Tyler Austin at first base for the series finale. Over his past seven games, Mauer is 10-for-27 (.370 average) with six RBI. Look for him to return to the lineup Friday in Oakland.
Mauer is not starting Sunday against the Royals.
Mauer will get a rest for the second time in four games. Tyler Austin will start at first base in his absence.
Mauer is out of the lineup against Kansas City on Thursday, LaVelle E. Neal of the Star Tribune reports.
Mauer will get a breather after going 2-for-4 during Wednesday's victory over the Yankees. In his place, Tyler Austin will man first base and bat eighth.
Mauer is considering retirement at the end of the season, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. "There's a lot of different dynamics that go into it. I owe it to myself and my family to sit down and think about those things," he said.
Mauer is in the final season of an eight-year, $184 million contract. Mauer and his agent haven't talked to the Twins about a contract for next season. He's still getting on base enough (.345 OBP) for the Twins to sign him to a short-term deal for next season, but it's possible Mauer may chose to retire at age 35 rather than face the prospect of signing with another team.
Mauer went 2-for-4 with a walk, a grand slam and two runs scored in Tuesday's win over the Yankees.
Mauer got his sixth home run of the year by way of a grand slam off reliever Tommy Kahnle in the fifth inning as the Twins put up 10 runs against the Yankees. Mauer had gone 1-for-18 over his last six games prior to Tuesday's contest, and the two-hit night brings his slash line to .272/.343/.374 on the year. Although the veteran is currently posting the lowest OPS of his career (.717), he's still able to produce in flashes due to his ability to get on base and put the ball in play.
Mauer is not in the lineup Sunday against the Royals, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
This appears to simply be a day off for the veteran after he mustered just four hits since the beginning of the month. Chris Gimenez will replace Mauer at first base Sunday, batting ninth.
Mauer is not in the lineup against the Astros on Wednesday, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
Mauer will retreat to the bench with southpaw Framber Valdez on the mound for Houston. In his place, Tyler Austin will man first base while Willians Astudillo starts in the DH spot.
Mauer is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Rangers, LaVelle E. Neal III of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
Mauer has back-to-back two-hit games but will take a seat for the series finale at Texas. The recently acquired Chris Gimenez will start at first base Sunday and bat eighth.
Mauer is not in the lineup against the White Sox on Wednesday, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
Mauer will receive a standard breather with left-hander Carlos Rodon on the mound for Chicago. In his place, Tyler Austin will start at first base while Eddie Rosario gets a little rest as the club's DH.
Mauer went 3-for-5 with a double and a solo home run in Saturday's loss to the Tigers.
After smacking a pinch-hit homer Friday, Mauer led off Saturday's game with another long ball. Per Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com, it was Mauer's first time homering in consecutive at-bats since July of 2009. Even with this little surge, Mauer is still slugging just .384, down from .417 a year ago.
Mauer went 1-for-1 with a pinch-hit three-run homer in Friday's win over the Tigers.
Mauer came into the game as a pinch hitter in the seventh inning to face reliever Louis Coleman and subsequently launched his fourth home run of the year. It was Mauer's first home run in over a month and his first game with an RBI since Aug. 3. The veteran is hitting .274/.354/.369 with 18 doubles, 37 RBI and 43 runs in 90 games this year.
Mauer is out of the lineup against the Tigers on Friday.
Mauer will take a seat with left-hander Matt Boyd on the mound for Detroit. During Thursday's series opener, Mauer went 2-for-4 with a double and three runs scored. In his place, Ehire Adrianza will man first base and bat eighth.
Mauer is not in the lineup Sunday against the Tigers, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
Mauer has largely been shielded from left-handed pitching this season despite slightly better results against them (.717 OPS vs. LHP, .694 OPS vs. RHP), but he actually is hitless in eight at-bats against Detroit's scheduled starter Matt Boyd. As a result, Tyler Austin will man first base in his stead.
Mauer is out of the lineup versus Cleveland on Thursday, LaVelle E. Neal of the Star Tribune reports.
Mauer will retreat to the pine after going 2-for-12 with four strikeouts during the first three games of this series. In his place, Miguel Sano will man first base while Ehire Adrianza gets a start at third.
Mauer is out of the lineup Sunday against the Royals, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.
It looks to be little more than a routine off day for Mauer, who will cede duties at first base to Miguel Sano in the series finale.
Mauer is not in the lineup against Boston on Friday, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.
Mauer will head to the bench with left-hander Chris Sale on the mound for the Red Sox. In his place, Jorge Polanco will hit atop the order and Logan Morrison will man first base.
Mauer went 3-for-7 with three RBI in Wednesday's game against the Blue Jays.
The veteran hit a pair of RBI doubles, driving in runs in the second and eighth innings. He also added an RBI single to cap off a six-run 11th inning. Mauer continues to show minimal power, especially for a first baseman, with just three homers on the year, but his .284 batting average gives him value in deeper formats.
Mauer went 3-for-4 with a double and a run in Saturday's 4-2 loss to the Royals.
It was his sixth multi-hit performance in his last 11 games, and Mauer's now hitting .328 in July, albeit with only one homer, eight RBI and nine runs in 16 games. The veteran's lack of power continues to limit his fantasy value in shallower formats, but Mauer's batting average and on-base percentage keep him viable in deeper leagues.
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