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While the Minnesota Twins will not see Joe Mauer back on the field this season, his symptoms are fading and he is getting better. It took a while for him to start making some progress, but Mauer has now been symptom-free for a few days. His concussion has kept him out for over a month now.
Joe Mauer had another good day of workouts at Target Field. Has been symptom-free in recent days.
— LaVelle E. Neal III (@LaVelleNeal) September 22, 2013
Mauer was having an MVP-caliber season prior to suffering a concussion back in early August. The All-Star catcher has been on the DL ever since. The Twins are no strangers to concussion management, so they were comfortable giving Mauer as much time as he needed to recover. Unfortunately, Mauer's symptoms took longer than expected to subside and he will have to wait until the offseason before he gets any live action in.
Mauer, 30, still has five more seasons left on his huge contract. But with the way he has been playing of late, the Twins can't be all that upset about having him around. There was a time when people questioned whether Mauer was worth the contract and if he would ever regain his All-Star and MVP-level stuff. He has. This season, Mauer is hitting .324/.404/.476.
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