Twins’ Mauer calls it a ca­reer

San Antonio Express-News - - SPORTS -

Joe Mauer an­nounced his re­tire­ment af­ter 15 ma­jor league sea­sons, six All-Star games, three Gold Glove awards, three bat­ting ti­tles and 2,123 ca­reer hits, all with his home­town Min­nesota Twins.

“Thank you, Min­nesota Twins, and thank you, fans, for mak­ing my ca­reer as spe­cial and mem­o­rable as it was,” Mauer wrote in a full-page ad that will run Sun­day in the Min­neapo­lis Star Tri­bune and St. Paul Pi­o­neer Press. “Be­cause of you I can leave the game I love with a full and grate­ful heart.”

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