After Healthy Year, Mauer Wants to Catch More

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After Healthy Year, Mauer Wants to Catch More
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MINNEAPOLIS -- Joe Mauer has always steadfastly believed that his value is highest and his impact greatest when his smooth swing is in the lineup on offense and he's crouching behind the plate on defense. He somewhat reluctantly backed off his insistence on catching as much as possible last season as the Minnesota Twins urged him to spend more time at first base and designated hitter to reduce the wear and tear on a body that broke down repeatedly in 2011...

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