>Just after signing a major contract extension prior to the season, Joe Mauer has given up hitting home runs for the Minnesota Twins.  After a career high of 29 in 2009, Mauer has only 3 HRs this season.  Twins manager Ron Gardenhire: “I’m not worried about Mauer.  He’ll come around.  To be honest, I think we overpaid him in the first place.  He’s an MVP, so what?  You know who else was an MVP?  Me, in my winter softball league.  Big deal.”

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