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FILE - In this July 19, 2010, file photo, Minnesota Twins' Joe Mauer stands on the on-deck circle as he gets ready to bat against the Cleveland Indians during a baseball game in Minneapolis. Mauer is hitting .297. Almost every catcher in the majors would take that. But for a guy who hit .365 with 28 homers in an MVP season last year that earned him a $184 million extension, that just isn't good enough.  (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)
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FILE - In this July 19, 2010, file photo, Minnesota Twins' Joe Mauer stands on the on-deck circle as he gets ready to bat against the Cleveland Indians during a baseball game in Minneapolis. Mauer is hitting .297. Almost every catcher in the majors would take that. But for a guy who hit .365 with 28 homers in an MVP season last year that earned him a $184 million extension, that just isn't good enough. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)

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