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Mauer's season over with pneumonia

Posted on: September 16, 2011 6:58 pm
 
Joe MauerBy C. Trent Rosecrans

Joe Mauer's season will end like it started -- out with an illness.

Mauer has been diagnoses with a case of pneumonia and has been told to rest for two weeks -- with just a week-and-a-half left in the season.

Mauer started the season with what the team called bilateral leg weakness and has also dealt with soreness and illness throughout the season, his worst since breaking into the big leagues.

It's been an incredibly disappointing season for both the Twins and Mauer, who finishes the season hitting .287/.360/.368 with three homers and 30 RBI in 82 games -- all of those marks other than RBI are career lows. He had just 17 RBI on six homers in 35 games as a 21-year-old in 2004.

According to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Twins manager Ron Gardnehire spoke with Mauer earlier today and said he was "pretty upset."

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 7, 2011 8:32 pm
 

Mauer's season over with pneumonia

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Since: May 25, 2009
Posted on: September 17, 2011 3:56 pm
 

Mauer's season over with pneumonia

Too strange.  Leg weakness? Pneumonia? A team of medical people all around? There's more  to this story. 



Since: Jan 6, 2008
Posted on: September 17, 2011 3:41 pm
 

Mauer's season over with pneumonia

Half their payroll on 3 highly paid, injured and unproductive players.  No wonder that they are threatening to lose 100 games.  The Twins should try and trade Mauer and Morneau's contracts for a couple dogs and then give the dogs away.  Let Nathan walk before paying him a ton of money and just rebuild.  No way the M & M boys (meek and mild) can be counted on for anything but disabled list duties.  I admire Nathan, but no use spending ten million plus for a closer on a dismal team like the twins.




Since: Jul 21, 2007
Posted on: September 17, 2011 2:37 pm
 

Mauer's season over with pneumonia

Yes and they've incorrectly identified his team for more than half a day. Uh, CBS, this isn't a newspaper, you can fix mistakes



Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: September 17, 2011 1:29 pm
 

Mauer's season over with pneumonia

How does a pro athlete in his 20's get pneumonia in the middle of summer?  I hope he's okay, but he is seriously Glass Joe.



Since: Jun 16, 2007
Posted on: September 17, 2011 1:02 pm
 

Mauer's season over with pneumonia

this guy isnt even a top 5 catcher anymore.To say he is the best is insane.I guess you dont really follow baseball.



Since: Jul 17, 2008
Posted on: September 17, 2011 11:41 am
 

Mauer's season over with pneumonia

He is still the best catcher in the league. Bad year not just for him but for the entire organization. Hey we can't win this divison every year. I mean it took since what 1987 since the kitties won it. Now thats bad right their. 24 yrs lol.  Good luck tigers and do something in the playoffs.



Since: Feb 11, 2009
Posted on: September 17, 2011 11:28 am
 

Mauer's season over with pneumonia

Vastly overrated, but morons will still draft him early in fantasy. Funny, I got into an argument this year in 2 leagues where idiots drafted Mauer in the 2nd Rd. How did that work out?  



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