Joe Mauer might not want to talk about another American League batting title, but it's better than talking about bilateral leg weakness, right?

At this time last season, Mauer had missed 56 games and was batting .236, and the only questions he got were related to his health. At the midpoint of 2012, the Twins catcher is batting .332 with five home runs -- two more than he hit all last season -- and 38 RBIs. On Wednesday, July 4, he fielded his first question about whether he can win his fourth AL batting title.