Just because Joe Mauer made the switch to first base this offseason doesn't mean he's been pounding away in the batting cage.

The Twins' franchise player, speaking Tuesday at the 74th annual St. Paul Old Timers Hot Stove League banquet, said he has yet to take his first swings as he continues to move beyond a career-altering concussion.

"It varies every year," Mauer said of his offseason routine. "This year I wanted to start off the year making sure I got over this concussion and took the time. It's going pretty good heading into the year."

Mauer, who has been symptom-free since late October, typically doesn't do much hitting in the offseason in order to conserve energy for the long grind ahead.