Over at TwinsBaseball.com, Todd Wills makes a brief mention of Joe Mauer's impending date with Minnesota Twins history. Primarily: that he's about to break Earl Battey's games caught record for the franchise. Mauer's already broken Battey's record for games started at catcher, as Mauer's now caught first pitch 798 times compared to the former great's 794.

In total, both Mauer and Battey have appeared as a catcher in 831 games. The next time Joe starts behind the plate, which will very likely be Monday night against the Mariners, he'll become the all-time franchise leader for games caught.