Twins hoping Joe Mauer will return

Updated: September 19, 2013, 9:37 PM ET
Associated Press

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Minnesota Twins catcher Joe Mauer provided enough encouraging signs during his workout Thursday that general manager Terry Ryan and manager Ron Gardenhire remain optimistic he will play again this season after a concussion.

"I'm holding out hope, as you know, that we ultimately can get him back on the field, so we're working toward that," Ryan said before the club opened a four-game series at Oakland.

After Mauer spent three days at home, he returned to ...

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