MLB All-Star Game 2012 Rosters: Minnesota Catcher Joe Mauer Named To American League Roster

A three-time batting champ, Twins catcher Joe Mauer has been selected to represent Minnesota's organization at the 2012 MLB All-Star game later this month in Kansas City.

Although he was beaten out in the starting lineup by Texas catcher Mike Napoli in a bit of a surprise, Mauer will be making his fifth career All-Star appearance, and first since 2010. He is one of three catchers (including Baltimore's Matt Wieters) on the AL roster, and will join a clubhouse that features a whopping seven players from the defending AL champion Rangers.

Here are the full AL rosters:

Starters
Mike Napoli - C
Prince Fielder - 1B
Robinson Cano - 2B
Derek Jeter - SS
Adrian Beltre - 3B
Josh Hamilton - LF
Curtis Granderson - CF
Jose Bautista - RF
David Ortiz - DH

Reserves
Adam Jones - OF
Matt Wieters - C
Adam Dunn - 1B
Paul Konerko - 1B
Asdrubal Cabrera - SS
Miguel Cabrera - 3B
Billy Butler - DH
Mike Trout - OF
Mark Trumbo - 1B
Joe Mauer - C
Elvis Andrus - SS
Ian Kinsler - 2B

Pitchers
Matt Harrison - SP
Joe Nathan - RP
Felix Hernandez - SP
Ryan Cook - RP
Justin Verlander - SP
C.C. Sabathia - SP (Replaced by C.J. Wilson - SP)
Jered Weaver - SP
Jim Johnson - RP
Chris Sale - SP
Chris Perez - RP
Fernando Rodney - RP
David Price - SP

For more 2012 MLB All-Star game coverage, stay locked with this StoryStream. For more on the Twins, head over to Twinkie Town. And for more MLB news and expert analysis, be sure to check out Baseball Nation.

In This Article

Teams
Players

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation Minnesota

You must be a member of SB Nation Minnesota to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Minnesota. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Minnesota

You must be a member of SB Nation Minnesota to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Minnesota. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.