Found January 18, 2012 on Fox Sports North:
MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota's pitchers and catchers report to Fort Myers, Fla., in exactly one month, but the Twins are still unsure about the health of some of their star players and won't know for sure until spring training starts next month. The biggest question marks on the health front are the statuses of catcher Joe Mauer and first baseman Justin Morneau, who both missed significant time during the Twins' 99-loss season in 2011. Mauer was sidelined for two months early in the season with bilateral leg weakness, and late in the year with pneumonia. When Mauer met with a group of reporters in December, he insisted he was healthy and ready to put 2011 behind him. "Mauer's doing fine. There aren't any concerns about Joe," said Twins general manager Terry Ryan. "He's going through the paces down there in Fort Myers right now, actually." Morneau, meanwhile, has missed the end of the last three seasons with various ailments. In 2010, a con...
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