Originally written on Fox Sports North  |  Last updated 2/14/13

Minnesota Twins Alexi Casillia celebrated with Joe Mauer who hit a three-run homer against the Los Angeles Angels in the third inning at the Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Friday, July 31, 2009. (Bruce Bisping/Minneapolis Star Tribune/MCT) Photo via Newscom

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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," Mauer said. "It's a great o...
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