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Mauer to stay connected with Twins

(AP Photo/Jim Mone)

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Joe Mauer is leaving the playing field after a 15-year major league career, but not Minnesota or the Twins.

Mauer formalized his goodbye to the game on Monday at a news conference packed with people he's close to.

With his wife, Maddie, due any day with the couple's third child, Mauer's focus in retirement for now will be fatherhood. He said he'll stay connected to his hometown team in some capacity and will raise his kids in Minnesota.

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