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Twins win; Brunansky calls Mauer's fourth-inning home run

Coach Tom Brunansky saw a Joe Mauer homer coming, down to the pitch.
St. Paul Pioneer Press Mar 28, 2015

Twins: Tom Brunansky called shot for Joe Mauer

FORT MYERS, Fla.-- Joe Mauer has just three extra-base hits this spring.

Postgame Twinsights: Tom Brunansky's called shot (for Joe Mauer)

FORT MYERS, Fla. --Joe Mauer has just three extra-base hits this spring. Two of them have now gone to right field. Saturday's was a two-run homer to right off Philadelphia Phillies retread Jerome Williams, who tried to sneak a 2-0 curveball past Mauer. As Mauer walked to the plate, Twins hitting coach Tom Brunansky turned to manager Paul Molitor with a prediction. "He's going to hit a homer," Brunansky said of the Twins first baseman, who entered Saturday's game with a .188 spring average and no homers. When the count reached 2-0, Brunansky upped the ante. "It's going to be […] The post...
St. Paul Pioneer Press Mar 17, 2015

Twins: Joe Mauer batting leadoff? Forget about it

SARASOTA, Fla. -- Don't look for Joe Mauer and his career .401 on-base percentage atop the Twins' batting order this year.

Twinsights: Paul Molitor on why he won't bat Joe Mauer leadoff

SARASOTA, Fla. --Don’t look for Joe Mauer and his career .401 on-base percentage atop the Twins’ lineup this year. Twins manager Paul Molitor is still toying with his batting order, but the notion of leading off with Mauer isn’t one he’s embracing. “I know Joe is interchangeable from two or three, and some people might tell you one,” Molitor said Tuesday. “I’m a little more traditional. I know on-base is big and I like on-base, but I like havoc too. I like guys that can stir things up and be a threat to score because of what they can do […] The post Twinsights: Paul Molitor...
Boston Herald Mar 15, 2015
Hanigan well-received

Hanigan well-received

Andover native and first-year Red Sox catcher Ryan Hanigan has slid under the radar since arriving from San Diego via the Will Middlebrooks trade. However, the 34-year-old, six-year veteran does rate at or near the top of the active leaders for several catching statistics and batting categories.Here are a few:Catcher’s fielding percentage(Minimum 500 games)Ryan Hanigan.996Chris Iannetta .995Joe Mauer .995Shutouts Caught (2013-14)Catcher SHO Starts Pct.Yadier Molina 29 234 12.4

Older, wiser, healthier Mauer glad to be back on the field

Twins first baseman Joe Mauer enters spring training healthy and eager to improve on the team's last several seasons.

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