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Podcast: Mauer talks 2012 on KFAN

Twins catcher Joe Mauer made a rare radio appearance with KFAN's Paul Allen Thursday morning. The St. Paul native talked about his recent engagement, the 2011 season and how he's feeling heading into spring training.
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Twins catcher Joe Mauer made a rare radio appearance with KFAN's Paul Allen Thursday morning. The St. Paul native talked about his recent engagement, the 2011 season and how he's feeling heading into spring training.

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