According to Peter Gammons, the Red Sox have inquired about Mauer multiple times recently but were informed by the Twins that the three-time batting champion is not being traded.
Mauer’s name has been tossed around as a potential option for the Sox for quite a while. Most recently, he was considered an option when the Twins placed the 29-year-old on waivers shortly after Boston dealt away Adrian Gonzalez, Josh Beckett, Carl Crawford, and thus gained significant financial flexibility.
Acquiring Mauer in a deal would certainly require that flexibility, as the five-time All-Star is slated to make roughly $142.5 million over the next six seasons under his current contract.
Mauer is coming off a season in which he hit .319 with 10 home runs and 85 RBIs while getting on base at a .416 clip. His career average sits at .323 while his on-base percentage is a fantastic .405.
Red Sox inquired on Mauer in Sept., Oct., Nov…”not being traded” response. Period
— Peter Gammons (@pgammo) November 28, 2012