The first All-Star voting update came Tuesday and Joe Mauer was in third place among American League catchers. The Twins' catcher trails Mike Napoli of the Rangers and Matt Wieters of the Orioles. He is the only Twins player ranked near the top of any position.
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Joe Mauer is putting a bit of distance between himself and Baltimore's Matt Wieters in the American League catcher's race. But he's still way behind Texas backstop Mike Napoli for the top spot in the All-Star balloting.
Mauer headed to his fifth All-Star Game
Twins catcher Joe Mauer will be only player to represent Minnesota at the 2012 All-Star game in Kansas City. Mauer was named a reserve catcher backing up starter Mike Napoli from Texas. The St. Paul native is batting .325 with four homers and 36 RBI after an injury-filled season last year. Teammate Josh Willingham will not make the trip despite being one of the Twins' most productive hitters this season.
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