Twins manager Ron Gardenhire says, "You're not going to find too many guys out there that want to get back on the baseball field more" than Joe Mauer. That's because Mauer is "embarrassed" about how last season played out, but he's excited for Spring Training and says this is the best he's felt in a long time.
80 mph winds, large hail possible with severe storms in MN
A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect for much of the state until 3 a.m. Saturday.
30 people evacuated as flooding hammers small town
It's assumed that at least eight inches of rain fell in Randall, with more heavy rain expected Friday night into Saturday morning.
Numerous severe storms likely in Minnesota Friday night
Watch the video for the full details with meteorologist Sven Sundgaard.
Teen pleads guilty in shooting death of 15-year-old girl in Columbia Heights
Damico Jamal-Tokyo High will receive a sentence in juvenile court, along with an adult prison sentence.
Walz wants to use surplus money to send direct payments to Minnesotans
It's a renewed effort from a previous proposal from Walz and Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan's supplemental budget in January.
Jan. 6 committee says aide for WI senator tried to give fake elector info to Pence
The attempt was discovered through text messages in the ongoing public hearing held by the Jan. 6 select committee.
Minnesota state colleges boosting tuition again by 3.5%
The Minnesota State system's Board of Trustee's approved the increase Wednesday.
Walz, Jensen react to historic Supreme Court reversal of Roe v. Wade
After voting to overturn Roe, conservative Justice Clarence Thomas has hinted contraception and same-sex marriage protections should follow.
2-year-old killed in crash on County Road 81 in Maple Grove
The crash occurred Thursday evening on County Road 81.
BCA issues new details about St. Michael standoff, shooting
New details say a St. Cloud police officer struck the suspect with gunfire.
Gardenhire waiting for Mauer's return
Joe Mauer was used as a pinch-hitter Friday night, but his bruised quad kept him from starting. "I told you I wasn't going to chase people around," Ron Gardenhire told reporters before the game. "I'm waiting for them to tell me, and Joe to say he's ready to go."
Gardenhire: 'I'll be the judge' on when Joe Mauer plays catcher, gets days off
Ron Gardenhire says he'll do everything he can to keep Joe Mauer on the field as much as possible this season. How much catcher will Mauer play? That's for Gardenhire to decide. He says he'll give Mauer plenty of days off, "but for the most part", he'll be the judge of when Mauer needs rest.
Capps sidelined with sore shoulder, Mauer returns to lineup
Twins manager Ron Gardenhire says Matt Capps is dealing with soreness in his right shoulder, but hopes he is ready to pitch Tuesday in Pittsburgh. The Twins closer gave up a two-run homer during Friday night's loss to the Brewers. Meanwhile, Joe Mauer is back in as catcher after sitting out Saturday's game with a sore hamstring.
Joe Mauer feels '100 times' stronger
Joe Mauer looks like he's in playing shape already, according to Joe Christensen of the Star Tribune. Mauer told Christensen that he feels 100 times better than he did last year at this time. He also says he's at his "playing weight right now", and he's actually "trying to gain a little more before spring training."
Things have changed for Joe Mauer
Last year at this time Joe Mauer wasn't doing a whole lot. This year the catcher says, "Every day I'm just, 'What do you want me to do today?' " He's worked out in all 12 spring practices since pitchers and catchers reported to spring training, and he will likely be in the Twins' lineup in the spring training opener on Saturday.
Mauer, Morneau look like M&M boys again
It's been a while since Joe Mauer and Justin Morneau both homered in the same game, but it happened in the Twins' 10-9 win over the Angels on Thursday. Mauer was booed before he hit his home run, but he says "this is a new ball club and a new team, and we're going to fight until that 27th out is recorded."
Sore hamstring keeps Joe Mauer out of Twins lineup
Twins catcher Joe Mauer has been scratched from the starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Milwaukee Brewers. Manager Ron Gardenhire didn't specify which hamstring was injured, but said Mauer tweaked it during Friday night's loss to the Brewers.
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