Chris Herrmann won the Twins’ backup catcher job out of spring training largely because of his versatility – he can also play both corner outfield positions and even first base. Which makes sense, because Herrmann has never limited himself to being good at just one thing. Not only is he an accomplished athlete, he’s also an accomplished artist.
A minor league player in the Minnesota Twins’ organization has been suspended for 50 games without pay after a positive test for a banned stimulant. Catcher Alex Real was suspended Tuesday by the commissioner’s office. The 21-year-old Real was drafted by the Twins in June.
Minnesota Twins catcher-turned-first baseman Joe Mauer has some advice for Giants All-Star Buster Posey: play catcher as long as you can, and enjoy doing it. Minnesota is making a rare visit to San Francisco this week for an interleague series that began Friday night.
The Minnesota Twins have found a replacement for Joe Mauer at catcher. The Twins and catcher Kurt Suzuki agreed to a $2.75 million, one-year contract on Friday, a person with knowledge of the agreement told The Associated Press.
The Minnesota Twins made a significant announcement involving star catcher Joe Mauer on Monday about his future with the team. Twins officials announced that Mauer will no longer catch for the team and instead will take over full-time duties at first base starting next season.
Minnesota Twins star Joe Mauer has not considered sitting out the rest of the season to let his concussion heal. Mauer said he’s feeling better, 10 days after he got hit in the facemask with a foul tip behind the plate.
Minnesota Twins All-Star catcher Joe Mauer has been given permission by a concussion specialist to begin a light exercise program. Mauer was placed on baseball’s seven-day concussion list earlier this week after he became dizzy during his pregame routine. The Twins sent him back to Minnesota from Detroit, and the 2009 AL MVP visited a specialist at the Mayo Clinic on Friday. “They were satisfied with where he’s at,” Twins assistant general manager Rob Antony said.
The Minnesota Twins will be without All-Star catcher Joe Mauer until Tuesday.
How in the world does a college rookie hit .462 at the plate — nearly 50 points above his closest conference competitor? Not even the man who posted the gaudy Ted Williams-esque figures can quite figure it out.
Catcher Joe Mauer was back in the Minnesota Twins’ lineup on Saturday, but at a different position. Mauer played first base and batted third for the second game of an interleague series against the Cincinnati Reds. Mauer was out of the lineup for the last four games because of a bruised right thigh.
Catcher Joe Mauer played first base and batted third for the second game of an interleague series against the Cincinnati Reds. Mauer was out of the lineup for the last four games because of a bruised right thigh.
The Minnesota Twins have reached a $3 million, one-year deal with former Pirates catcher Ryan Doumit.
The Minnesota Twins and versatile catcher Ryan Doumit agreed Friday a one-year, $3 million contract.
Catcher Joe Mauer is out of the Minnesota Twins lineup as expected.
Joe Mauer has returned to Minnesota.
Joe Mauer is back to crouching behind the plate, a bit tired but committed to being a catcher.
Joe Mauer says he’s made “a lot” of progress, regained strength in his legs and gotten back the 15 pounds he lost when he was sick.
In search for any kind of offensive production from the catcher spot in the absence of Joe Mauer, the Minnesota Twins are swapping one struggling hitter for another.
Minnesota Twins catcher Joe Mauer will begin some light swinging and throwing Wednesday as he rehabilitates from leg weakness.
Twins general manager Bill Smith said Friday that catcher Joe Mauer went to a hospital for treatment and evaluation after suffering from “extreme flu-like symptoms.”
Minnesota Twins catcher Joe Mauer was not in the starting lineup for Thursday night’s game against Tampa Bay because of soreness.
In his final at-bat against Oakland on Sunday, Joe Mauer ripped a double off the wall in right field.
The Minnesota Twins aren’t planning on moving Joe Mauer to another position anytime soon. He just won’t be behind the plate very much at the start of spring training.