MINNEAPOLIS | Twins’ Joe Mauer retiring after 15 seasons

MINNEAPOLIS | Twins’ Joe Mauer retiring after 15 seasons

MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota Twins star Joe Mauer is retiring after 15 seasons.

The Twins released a retirement statement Friday from Mauer that will run Sunday in the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Mauer, who missed significant time this season with a concussion, says in the ad that his decision “came down to my health and my family.”

“Thank you, Minnesota Twins, and thank you, fans, for making my career as special and memorable as it was,” Mauer writes.

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