Twins catcher Mauer moving to first base

November 12, 2013 

Joe Mauer will move from catcher to first base on a full-time basis for the Minnesota Twins, hoping to avoid a repeat of the concussion that cut short his 2013 season.

The Twins announced the switch on Monday for the 30-year-old Mauer, who missed the last six weeks of the schedule recovering from his head injury. He took a foul tip off the mask on Aug. 19. Mauer said he’s feeling fine and symptom-free.

Mauer is signed through 2018, with $115 million remaining on his contract.

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