Joe Mauer Engaged to ‘Best Friend’ Maddie Bisanz

Joe Mauer, the most eligible man in Minnesota, is now engaged to his girlfriend Maddie Bisanz. The Twins catcher got engaged over the weekend in Sanibel, Florida.

Mauer and Bisanz have only been dating for a year but they’ve been friends for a long time. They both graduated from Cretin-Derham Hall and Bauer refers to his new fiance as his “best friend.”

Mauer said:

“I was hoping for a yes, and she said yes. I’m getting to marry my best friend. We couldn’t be happier, and we’re both really excited.”

According to, the couple hasn’t set a wedding date yet.

Mauer won the American League MVP in 2009. During the 2009 season Mauer had a batting average of .365, hit 28 home runs, and had 96 RBIs. Mauer’s numbers have fallen since then as he has struggled with injuries. In 2011, the Twins catcher hit .287 with three home runs and 30 RBIs.

But Mauer has a feeling that his numbers will go up now that Bisanz is officially at his side. Mauer siad:

“This year has been pretty tough for me, probably the toughest season I’ve been through, physically. Last year wasn’t easy either. I had that heel injury and things kind of trickled down from that… (Maddie’s) the one who got me through last year. If anything, she’s going to make me better. We were really close (friends) in ’09, too.”

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