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Continued: Mauer still accepting his move to first base for Twins

  • Article by: PHIL MILLER , Star Tribune
  • Last update: February 10, 2014 - 7:34 AM

That versatility may come into play someday if Miguel Sano, the minor leagues’ top slugging prospect, proves too big to remain at third base, as many scouts project, and winds up at first base. Ryan insists that the Twins are committed to Sano as a third baseman, for now.

“We’ve got a first baseman, and a good one,” Ryan said. “I’m excited to see what he’ll do there.”

Now the Twins must look for another catcher, five years before they had planned. But Mauer’s agent believes the Twins and Mauer will be happy with how things turn out.

“In the long run, when the team returns to its winning ways, as I know they will under Terry, and Joe delivers the hits that he will deliver, I think everyone will feel that what value was lost was de minimis compared to what was gained in this,” Shapiro said. “Sometimes things don’t work out the way you expect, but Joe is still one of the best hitters there is. That hasn’t changed.”

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