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Twins' Mauer back after month on DL

Updated: May 1, 2009, 11:28 PM ET
Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS -- Joe Mauer jogged a lap around the bases at the end of his batting practice session, and grinning teammate Justin Morneau was there at third base to jokingly wave him home.

It was good practice.

Mauer hit a home run in his first at-bat Friday after coming off the disabled list.

Back at catcher and in the third spot in the lineup after missing the first 22 games to rehabilitate a pesky injury to his lower back, Mauer was as excited as his low-key, laid-back ...

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