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Minnesota Twins Still Haven’t Achieved Lift-Off

Published by on May 18, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

The story for Joe Mauer keeps getting better.

The two-time American League batting champ spent this last offseason recuperating from surgery to remove a kidney obstruction.

Mauer then missed all of spring training—and the first 22 games of the 2009 season—with an inflamed joint in his back that kept him on the disabled list.

No one could predict whether these injuries might add up to a lost season for Mauer.

Not to worry.

It's been all systems-go for Mauer thus far in 2009.

His return to the Twins' lineup on May 1 was the stuff of myth. All he did was belt a homer in his first at-bat against the Kansas City Royals.

But, as they say on late-night...

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