Mauer expects to be ready for Opening Day
All-Star catches his first bullpen session of the spring
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Twins catcher Joe Mauer caught his first bullpen session of the spring on Saturday morning, and made it clear that he expects he'll be ready for Opening Day."I don't think Opening Day was ever in doubt," Mauer said. "Obviously, every day is different -- and we've still got some time before we get there -- and I'm on schedule for Opening Day." Mauer caught Nick Blackburn's bullpen session at Hammond Stadium, which lasted about 15 minutes. Left-handed first baseman Chris Parmelee stood in as the batter for the session. It was the first time that Mauer has squatted to catch a bullpen since undergoing offseason surgery on his left knee.
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