The American and National League All Stars were chosen Sunday and the lone Twins' representative is catcher Joe Mauer.  Mauer was picked by Texas Manager Ron Washington to backup Texas catcher Mike Napoli.  Mauer is batting .325 with 4 homeruns and 36 RBIs this season.  He leads the American League in on-base-percentage at .416.

Twins' outfielder Josh Willingham and relief pitchers Glen Perkins and Jared Burton were both named as deserving candidates by Mauer.  Mauer says he's happy to represent the Twins in the All Star game in Kansas City this season.