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The injured plagued trio of Joe Mauer, Justin Morneau and Denard Span are finally healthy.
Mauer has been healthy and much more consistent this season. The Minnesota native is hitting .320/.416/.438 and has appeared in 108 games with 45 games left in the season. Last season Mauer played in just 82 games and hit a meager .287.
Morneau, perhaps out of all of Minnesota's players, had the most to prove this season. Though he is not back to his old self, Morneau has shown us that he still has a lot of gas left in the tank. Thus far, the 31-year-old is hitting .276/.338/.478 with 16 HR and 58 RBI (on pace for 22 HR and 82 RBI).
Span is not the premier leadoff man from 2009 (.311/.392/.415, 10 3B and 97 R), but he has been consistent this season. Span is hitting .287/.351/.397 with 31 2B and 58 R. With a healthy Mauer and Morneau behind him, Span needs to get on base and score.
If these three remain healthy next season (especially Mauer and Morneau), the Twins' chances of winning the AL Central are greatly improved.