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Report: Red Sox offered to pick up Mauer's entire salary

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The Boston Red Sox covet St. Paul native Joe Mauer so much, they reportedly offered to pay his entire salary had the Twins agreed to trade the All-Star catcher.

According to the TwinkieTown blog, journalist Peter Gammons broke the story on MLB.com.

The Twins, at this point, have turned down the offer. Mauer is set to make $23 million per year through 2018.

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