Found July 23, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
When the Minnesota Twins acquired Ryan Doumit in the offseason, they figured they might wind up using him in an emergency role, in case Joe Mauer went through the same kind of injury-riddled season he had in 2011. That hasn't happened to Mauer, though, and Doumit might be a big part of the reason. He has caught in 35 of the Twins' 95 games this season, which is only eight fewer than Mauer, and Doumit has freed up Mauer to play first base in 16 games while serving as the designated hitter in another 25. In turn, Mauer has been able to give Justin Morneau -- who's also coming off a long stretch of injuries -- a break at first base, and all three hitters have made the Twins tougher on right-handed pitchers. Doumit proved what he can do again on Sunday, when he became the third player in Twins history to homer from both sides of the plate in the same game. He ripped a solo shot to left field off Jeremy Guthrie in the first inning and took Tim Collins deep in the fifth. D...
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