When healthy, Joe Mauer hits.

The first half of the season has been a reminder of what he can do when he's not battling knee or shoulder injuries, pneumonia or other ailments.

And not just hit, hit with the best of them.

Mauer is headed to his fifth All-Star Game on Tuesday in Kansas City as a reserve on the American League team. He enters the break fifth in the AL with a .326 batting average and third in all of baseball with a .417 on-base percentage.