Minnesota Twins: Joe Mauer and 7 Players That Must Step Up for a Playoff Run

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Minnesota Twins:  Joe Mauer and 7 Players That Must Step Up for a Playoff Run
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The Minnesota Twins are still hoping to make a run at an AL Central division title, but there are players, including Joe Mauer, that need to step up to turn these hopes into reality.

There have been a number of players that have failed to live up to expectations for manager Ron Gardenhire's Twins this season.

Some are dealing with injuries and may not have the opportunity to contribute for the rest of the season. Others have returned from injury and are primed to improve during the final stretch of the season.

Let's take a look at seven players that need to step up if the Twins want a realistic chance at an AL Central title.

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