Minnesota Twins
    Joe Mauer
    Joe Mauer
    #7 | Joe Mauer
    Healthy
    First Baseman | Minnesota Twins
    Bats / Throws Left / Right
    Date of Birth 4/19/1983
    Height, Weight 6'5", 225 lbs
    From St. Paul, MN
    Drafted 2001 - Rd 1
    Salary $23,000,000
    Nationality United States USA
    2018 Season
    HR
    6
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    RBI
    48
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    AVG
    .282
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    BIOGRAPHY  
    Bats / Throws Left / Right
    Date of Birth 4/19/1983
    Height, Weight 6'5", 225 lbs
    From St. Paul, MN
    Drafted 2001 - Rd 1
    Salary $23,000,000
    Nationality United States USA
    RotowireNov 9, 3:17p ET

    News

    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.

    Impact

    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.