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Last year's "Return of the Mack" Mauer column herein discussed the reasons why Joe would win his second batting title in three years. This year's version may be more aptly titled, "Return of the Back." Multiple meanings ensue, with health and Twins' stability of course taking the forefront.
With soundtrack again in tow, here are four reasons why Mauer's scheduled Friday return from back issues and his rehab assignment will behoove a Twins club that, at times, has looked in true need of some leadership both at the plate and in the field.