Found February 14, 2013 on
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By DAVID DORSEY
Special to FOXSportsNorth.com
FORT MYERS, Fla. Minnesota Twins catcher Joe Mauer hopes to have a brief but productive stay with one team and a successful run to a championship with another this spring training.
Mauer, a Minnesota native who spends part of his offseason at his Fort Myers home, will get less time than usual at his second home because he's playing for Team USA in the World Baseball Classic. So Mauer, 29, will spend as much of the next two weeks as possible catching the onslaught of new starting pitchers who have been brought into the organization.
Kevin Correia, Vance Worley and Mike Pelfrey are among the newcomers expected to take spots in the srotation, and Mauer is in a hurry to familiarize himself with all of them before heading to Arizona on March 1 for the WBC.
"I've got to catch a different guy every day," Mauer said Wednesday, one day after pitchers and catchers reported to Fort Myers. "The WBC is a great event,"...
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Joe Mauer played a career-high 147 games last season after playing just 82 games in 2011. In fact, Mauer has actually registered at least 550 plate appearances in six of the last eight years, falling short in 2007 (471 PA in 109 games) and 2011. He’s even topped 600 plate appearances three times in the last five years and four times overall. I’d still classify Mauer as an injury...
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The Twins on Thursday signed left-hander Rafael Perez to a minor league contract, the team announced. The 30-year-old Perez will report to camp in Fort Myers, Fla., on Saturday.
Perez missed most of the 2012 season with a left shoulder injury and eventually had surgery on the shoulder in September...
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