Joe Mauer Newsbeat
Monday, November 11, 2013
Football isn’t the only sport dealing with concussion issues.
After consultation with doctors from the Mayo Clinic and team doctors, and given the inherent risks of future injury at the catcher position, the organization and Mauer said they determined that it would be in the best interest of both parties for a position change.
Posted: November 11, 2013 at 11:34 AM | 67 comment(s)
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Ultimately, though, here’s why the speculation about Mauer changing positions has started up again after being dormant for a while: Catching puts players at much higher risk for concussions and none of the above numbers will mean anything if Mauer’s career is derailed by brain injuries like Morneau and Corey Koskie before him. Mauer is a great catcher and might “only” be a good first baseman, but a good first baseman is more valuable than a catcher disabled by brain trauma.
This is an impossible question to answer definitively, because brain injuries are so unpredictable that even MLB organizations with $100 million payrolls and doctors with high levels of expertise and decades of experience struggle to effectively diagnosis and treat concussions. In general the amount of Mauer’s value that comes from being a catcher and in turn his all-around value are often undersold, but the “should Mauer change positions?” question is no longer just about value.
Saturday, July 27, 2013
“He decided that it is best for his family,” said assistant general manager Rob Antony. “We support that and it wouldn’t be any different with any other player if they decided they needed another day or two.”
Mauer currently is on the league’s three-day paternity leave list. Starting Saturday, he will automatically move to the restricted list. He will be taken off following Sunday’s game and is expected to be in the lineup Tuesday when the Twins play host to Kansas City at Target Field.
Mauer will not be paid for the two days he will be on the restricted list, costing him $251,366.12 in salary.
Killed their college fund before they even had a chance to drop out…
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
The Minnesota Twins catcher welcomed twin girls this week, the first children for he and wife Maddie.
Mauer left the team before Tuesday night’s game against the Angels to fly home to Minnesota. He made it in time for the birth of Emily and Maren early Wednesday, according to Twins director of baseball communications and player relations Dustin Morse.
Long fly for Mauer; two out.
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