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Published January 23, 2014, 05:47 PM

Joe Mauer switches to first base

Fargo, N.D. (WDAY TV) -It's certainly going to take some getting used to for Twins fans this spring when they see Joe Mauer trot out of the dugout and to first base and not to catcher.

By: WDAY Staff Reports , WDAY

Fargo, N.D. (WDAY TV) -It's certainly going to take some getting used to for Twins fans this spring when they see Joe Mauer trot out of the dugout and to first base and not to catcher.

Mauer will make the move there full time in about three weeks when pitchers and catchers report and he says he's ready for the switch.

Joe Mauer, Twins first baseman: “You know it's going to be weird when I get down there to camp and not being able to put on the gear and things like that. You know there is a bigger picture out there and my health and the health of my family, being there for my girls and my wife and looking at the whole thing. It was a tough decision but a pretty easy decision too.”

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