Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/20/14
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A year ago, Joe Mauer was fielding questions about bilateral leg weakness; now it's about whether he can win his fourth AL batting title. At this time last season, Mauer had missed 56 games and was batting .236, and the only questions he got were related to his health. At the midpoint of 2012, the Minnesota Twins catcher is batting .332 with five home runs and 38 RBI. On Wednesday he fielded his first question about whether he can win his fourth AL batting title. "It's funny," he said. "I've won three batting titles and this is kind of the time of year where it starts to pick up the talk about that. But I've never really paid too much attention to that, or my average, or where other guys' average is at. It's more of a mid- to late September deal." Entering play Wednesday, Mauer's batting average ranked third in the AL behind the Angels' Mike Trout (.343) and the White Sox's Paul Konerko (.337), and his .420 on-base percentage was tops in the AL and third in the majors. "I'm ...
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