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Ben Garvin / St. Paul Pioneer Press Minnesota first baseman Joe Mauer fields a throw at the Twins’ spring training facility Tuesday at Hammond Stadium in Fort Myers, Fla.

Mauer prepares for first season at 1st base


By Mike Berardino

St. Paul Pioneer Press

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Twins legend Kent Hrbek rolled into town Tuesday, just in time to film a team-sponsored TV spot with T.C Bear and Joe Mauer.

Filming will take place today.

“I’m going to be farting around at first base with T.C. and Joe,” Hrbek said.

Even money says the spot will involve Hrbek teaching Mauer how to push an unsuspecting mascot off the bag.

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