Joe Mauer 7 | First Base

Minnesota Twins

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Tue. July 29, 2014 Subscribe 
News: Mauer (oblique) took short toss in the batting cages again Tuesday, and will continue to do so this week as he works toward a rehab assignment,'s Rhett Bollinger reports. Impact: It's been a long road back for Mauer, and he has slowly been progressing with his hitting, as he started hitting off a tee a week ago and has now been hitting short toss for a few days. The Twins have no reason to rush his return to the field, but a mid-August return seems possible. We will have a better idea when he will be able to help fantasy owners again once a rehab assignment is announced.(RotoWire, )
July 27, 2014
News: Mauer (oblique) will take swings in the cages Monday before hitting on the field Wednesday,'s Rhett Bollinger reports. Impact: Mauer has been taking swings in the cages for a few days now, but it appears a timeline has finally been established for him to take the next step. If he can take live batting practice free of pain, he should be cleared for a return to live baseball action in the near future. Mauer hasn't taken the field in nearly a month, so there's a chance he could be sent on a brief rehab assignment to get his timing back before returning to the Twins.(RotoWire, )
Thu. July 24, 2014
News: Mauer (oblique) took swings in a batting cage for the second straight day Thursday, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. Impact: After taking swings on consecutive days, the next step for Mauer will be to take live batting practice. No exact date has been set for this step just yet, so he remains without a clear timetable for return. The 31-year-old hasn't seen game action since July 1, and is likely hoping for a mid-August return.(RotoWire, )
Wed. July 23, 2014
News: Mauer (oblique) hit in the batting cage Wednesday, LeVelle E. Neal III of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. Impact: Mauer continues to ramp up toward taking batting practice, but there remains no clear indication that will happen anytime soon. Consider him out indefinitely due to continued discomfort in his right oblique.(RotoWire, )
Tue. July 22, 2014
News: Mauer (oblique) has progressed to hitting off a tee, but there is still no timetable for a return to the Twins,'s Rhett Bollinger reports. Impact: Until Mauer takes part in full batting practice, the Twins won't release a timetable for his return. It would seem he will likely move on to facing live pitching in the near future, but even then, he could be several weeks away from returning to the big league lineup.(RotoWire, )
Sat. July 19, 2014
News: Mauer (oblique) took a few groundballs and played soft toss Saturday, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. "At least he's [doing] baseball activity," general manager Terry Ryan said. "Let's wait and see what he comes in feeling like tomorrow. Maybe he'll be able to swing pretty soon." Impact: It's a good sign that Mauer is starting to do some activity, but he said that he still feels soreness in his oblique when he sneezes or coughs. He's still likely several weeks away from returning since he'll need a rehab stint.(RotoWire, )
Sat. July 19, 2014
News: Mauer (oblique) is "doing a whole lot of exercises," but he has yet to resume baseball activities, according to GM Terry Ryan, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. Impact: Ryan wouldn't offer up a target return date for Mauer, who remains limited to pool work and other non-baseball-related activities. At this point, it's looking like Mauer could be out through the end of the month at least with the strained oblique, so the Twins will have to continue to make do with Chris Colabello and Chris Parmelee at first base.(RotoWire, )
Joe Mauer
2014 Season
Ht: 6' 5"  Wt: 233  Age: 31
Bats: L  Throws: R
Born: 4/19/1983, St. Paul, Minnesota
College: None
Debut: 2004
Salary: $23,000,000
Injury Status
ON 15-DAY DL (Right oblique strain)