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Joe Mauer makes his spring debut

Updated: March 17, 2011, 9:21 AM ET
By Jayson Stark

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- For the first time all spring, Twins manager Ron Gardenhire got to write out a lineup card Wednesday that had Joe Mauer in the No. 3 hole and Justin Morneau in the cleanup spot.

Asked afterward if it felt good to have his Nos. 3 and 4 hitters back, Gardenhire scratched his head and did his best to pretend he couldn't remember which Nos. 3 and 4 hitters people were talking about.

"Oh," he said, finally. "Those two."

Yep. ...

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