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Twins' Mauer moving to first base

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The Minnesota Twins announced Monday that All-Star catcher Joe Mauer will transition to first base beginning next season.

Mauer, who has sustained concussions and other injuries during his career, is making the move to decrease chances of future injuries. The Twins said they and Mauer made the decision after consulting with doctors from Mayo Clinic and team doctors.

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