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Joe Mauer wipes the sweat from his eyes during a game earlier this season. Mauer, who has missed much of the season because of injuries and illness, met with the press Monday and said he is following the advice of his doctors. AP Photo

Pneumonia latest setback for Mauer in frustrating 2011 season

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Joe Mauer looked pale and a little gaunt. His voice was scratchy, interrupted often by a round of coughs.

The Minnesota Twins catcher has pneumonia, the latest malady in this maddening season full of them. His last game of the year came on Sept. 14.


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