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Twins Blog: 2013 Rewind

Another baseball season is in the books, and once again, there was disappointment in Twins Territory. Another 66-96 record was certainly not what fans, or the club for that matter, were hoping for. But baseball, like life, is as much about the journey as it is the destination. So how did the 2013 Twins arrive at this point?

09/29/2013

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Twins Shut Down Mauer For Rest Of Season

The Minnesota Twins are playing it safe with All-Star catcher Joe Mauer after having seen up close the damage concussions can do to a player. The Twins shut Mauer down for the rest of the season on Monday, saying it wasn’t worth the risk to try to get him back on the field with the team far out of contention and Mauer still experiencing some symptoms of a concussion he sustained on Aug. 19. The Twins have seven games left in what has been another miserable season for them, and Mauer’s injury only adds to the disappointment. He was hurt when he took a foul ball off his mask against the New York Mets and hasn’t played since.

09/23/2013

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Mauer Continues To Make Progress From Concussion

Minnesota Twins catcher Joe Mauer provided enough encouraging signs during his workout Thursday that general manager Terry Ryan and manager Ron Gardenhire remain optimistic he will play again this season after a concussion.

09/19/2013

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Dickey, Blue Jays Hang On To Beat Twins 6-5

R.A. Dickey pitched into the seventh inning for Toronto, and the Blue Jays hung on for a 6-5 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Friday night. Dickey (12-12) won his third straight start, giving up seven hits and three runs to a Twins team he was a reliever for in 2009. He struck out four and walked one. Jose Reyes reached base all four times and sparked a five-run second against Mike Pelfrey (5-11) with an RBI single. Brett Lawrie hit a two-run single and Moises Sierra followed with a two-run double in that inning.

09/06/2013

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Mauer Still Not Clear Of Concussion Symptoms

Minnesota Twins catcher Joe Mauer has not cleared his concussion symptoms yet. Mauer was missing from the lineup for the 16th straight game Friday, when the Twins started a series against Toronto. The All-Star said after taking batting practice he had “a good day,” but the recovery process has been slow. Mauer said there’s no timetable for his return but that he hopes to be back “sooner than later.” He was hurt on Aug. 19, hit in the facemask by a foul ball.

09/06/2013

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Joe Mauer Set On Returning This Season

Minnesota Twins star Joe Mauer has not considered sitting out the rest of the season to let his concussion heal. Mauer said he’s feeling better, 10 days after he got hit in the facemask with a foul tip behind the plate.

08/29/2013

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Joe Mauer To Remain On Concussion List

The Minnesota Twins say All-Star catcher Joe Mauer is not going to be activated from the seven-day concussion list when the team begins a homestand next week. Twins assistant general manager Rob Antony said doctors have told Mauer to rest until at least Tuesday, the day he would be eligible to come off the concussion disabled list. Mauer was placed on the list earlier this week after he became dizzy during his pregame routine. The Twins sent him back to Minnesota from Detroit, and the 2009 AL MVP visited a specialist at the Mayo Clinic on Friday.

08/24/2013

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Joe Mauer Recovering From Concussion

Minnesota Twins All-Star catcher Joe Mauer has been given permission by a concussion specialist to begin a light exercise program. Mauer was placed on baseball’s seven-day concussion list earlier this week after he became dizzy during his pregame routine. The Twins sent him back to Minnesota from Detroit, and the 2009 AL MVP visited a specialist at the Mayo Clinic on Friday. “They were satisfied with where he’s at,” Twins assistant general manager Rob Antony said.

08/23/2013

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Twins Recall Colabello To Take Mauer’s Roster Spot

The Minnesota Twins have recalled Chris Colabello from Triple-A Rochester to take Joe Mauer’s spot on the roster.

08/21/2013

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Twins’ Mauer Put On 7-Day Concussion DL

Minnesota Twins first baseman Joe Mauer has been scratched from the lineup against the Detroit Tigers. Mauer experienced dizziness Tuesday night in batting practice. Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said earlier in the day that Mauer was probably not going to catch during the three-game series in Detroit.

08/20/2013

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Indians Rally To Beat Twins In 12 Innings

Michael Brantley hit a sacrifice fly in the 12th inning and the Cleveland Indians rallied to beat the Minnesota Twins 9-8 Wednesday. Joe Mauer tied a career high with five hits for Minnesota.

08/14/2013

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Andre Still Defeating The Odds, Now Throwing Out The First Pitch

When we first met Andre Robinson in March, he did nothing to hide his creativity or boundless energy. And that’s great to see, because Andre has come a long way. When he was less than three weeks old, his dad dropped him after slipping on the stairs.

08/13/2013

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Correia Goes 7 Sharp Innings, Twins Top White Sox

Kevin Correia pitched seven shutout innings, Brian Dozier and Joe Mauer backed him with home runs and the Minnesota Twins beat the Chicago White Sox 5-2 Sunday. The Twins took three of four games in the series and have won nine of 12 against the White Sox this season.

08/11/2013

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Mauer Back After Birth Of Twin Girls

Joe Mauer is back in the lineup for the Minnesota Twins after missing six games to welcome his twin girls into the world. Slugger Josh Willingham may not be all the far behind him. Mauer was hitting third and playing catcher in the series opener against the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday night.

07/30/2013

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Twins Put New Father Mauer Back On Active Roster

The Minnesota Twins have reinstated catcher Joe Mauer from the restricted list after a six-game absence for the birth of his twin daughters. The move was made on Monday. The Twins start a home stand on Tuesday against Kansas City, and the All-Star is expected to be back in the lineup to face the Royals.

07/29/2013

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