Twins catcher Joe Mauer proved he's much further along than he was at this point last year, as he participated in a full day's worth of workouts at the Lee County Sports Complex on Sunday.
On the Twins' first official day of workouts between pitchers and catchers, Mauer worked with pitchers while they participated in fielding drills, caught about 90 pitches in bullpen sessions with Carlos Gutierrez, Brendan Wise and Jason Marquis and took batting practice.
He's about three weeks ahead of schedule compared to last year, as Mauer didn't get behind the plate until March 12 and didn't play in a Grapefruit League game until March 16 because he was recovering from offseason surgery on his left knee.
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