According to Charley Walters of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, representatives for catcher Joe Mauer are expected to meet with Twins GM Bill Smith at some point this week.
Walters suspects that a long-term contract will be the primary issue discussed. Mauer, 25, can become a free agent after the 2010 season. This early in the game, though, perhaps the two sides are just feeling each other out and setting initial parameters.
Mauer has a .317/.399/.457 career line over five MLB seasons.