Twins To Retire MVP Joe Mauer’s No. 7 Jersey Next Season, Ex-Catcher Reacts
Joe Mauer retired with the best career a player could ask for.Minnesota To Retire Mauer’s JerseyHe was drafted first overall out of high school by his hometown team, the Minnesota Twins. He would win an MVP in 2009 and lead a Hall of Fame-destined career as a catcher. He’s second in hits and games played only to Kirby Puckett and Harmon Killebrew. At just 35, he retired as the best hitting catcher of his generation and the face of the franchise.On Tuesday, Mauer appeared at Cretin-Derham Hall, the high school he was drafted out of. He was led to believe that he was going to a simple ceremony,...
The Minnesota Twins Have Sent 2017 All-Star Third Baseman Miguel Sano Down to the Minors
The Minnesota Twins seem to be taking their poor 29-36 start to the season pretty seriously, optioning third baseman Miguel Sano down to the Minor Leagues. Twins manager Paul Molitor made the announcement following Thursday night’s 3-1 loss to the Detroit Tigers which did not feature Sano in Minnesota’s lineup.Molitor said, “We’re going to get him down there and give him an opportunity to get things back on track. We don’t feel like we’re getting what we need from him, and he’s going to have to get down there and get to work.”It’s not tremendously unusual for teams to send slumping players bac...