Joe Mauer spoke with members of the media Friday to discuss his health, expectations for 2012, and why fans were frustrated with him last season. Mauer says he "can't control what people think", but he's prepared to be the starting catcher and play first base if his legs need a rest.
Ex-cop Thomas Lane pleads guilty to manslaughter in George Floyd killing
The former Minneapolis police officer appeared in court on Wednesday morning.
2 dead after driver flees cop in Coon Rapids, crashes in Anoka
The double-fatal crash happened on Main Street near Ferry Street in Anoka.
Fleeing suspect charged in crash that left husband dead, wife critical
Daniel Joseph Fisher, 57, died from multiple blunt force injuries in a crash Sunday. His wife, Cathleen, is in critical condition as of Tuesday.
Threat of severe weather returns to Minnesota for 2 days
Isolated severe storms Wednesday, followed by scattered severe storms Thursday.
1 dead, 2 injured in crash at intersection in Ramsey
The crash happened at the intersection of Bunker Lake Blvd. and Sunfish Lake Blvd.
Trails reopen as waters subside, but bridges damaged at Tettegouche State Park
Water levels on the river have dropped about six to eight feet since Friday.
Body pulled from Mississippi River ID'd as missing Elk River man
Keith Harvell had been missing since early last month.
2 victims identified in double-fatal north Minneapolis shooting
A 21-year-old man and a 51-year-old man were identified as the people who died at the scene this past weekend.
Former Proctor HS football player pleads guilty to sexual assault of teammate
The case will also remain in juvenile court, with conditions.
Lineup for returning Canterbury Park Concert Series revealed
Tickets go on sale Friday.
Doug Wardlow reneges on promise, will challenge GOP's AG candidate in primary
Wardlow's announcement sparked swift criticism from the MN GOP and the party-endorsed candidate, Jim Schultz.
US News '150 Best Places to Live' features 1 from MN, 3 from WI
The latest US News list is for the most populous metro areas only, so no small towns.
Joe Mauer feels '100 times' stronger
Joe Mauer looks like he's in playing shape already, according to Joe Christensen of the Star Tribune. Mauer told Christensen that he feels 100 times better than he did last year at this time. He also says he's at his "playing weight right now", and he's actually "trying to gain a little more before spring training."
Things have changed for Joe Mauer
Last year at this time Joe Mauer wasn't doing a whole lot. This year the catcher says, "Every day I'm just, 'What do you want me to do today?' " He's worked out in all 12 spring practices since pitchers and catchers reported to spring training, and he will likely be in the Twins' lineup in the spring training opener on Saturday.
Gardenhire: 'I'll be the judge' on when Joe Mauer plays catcher, gets days off
Ron Gardenhire says he'll do everything he can to keep Joe Mauer on the field as much as possible this season. How much catcher will Mauer play? That's for Gardenhire to decide. He says he'll give Mauer plenty of days off, "but for the most part", he'll be the judge of when Mauer needs rest.
Sore hamstring keeps Joe Mauer out of Twins lineup
Twins catcher Joe Mauer has been scratched from the starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Milwaukee Brewers. Manager Ron Gardenhire didn't specify which hamstring was injured, but said Mauer tweaked it during Friday night's loss to the Brewers.
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