Associated Press , Published July 24 2013
Twins star Mauer, wife have twin girls
The Minnesota Twins catcher welcomed twin girls this week, the first children for he and wife Maddie.
Mauer left the team before Tuesday night's game against the Angels to fly home to Minnesota. He made it in time for the birth of Emily and Maren early Wednesday, according to Twins director of baseball communications and player relations Dustin Morse.
Mauer was placed on the paternity leave list before Wednesday's game. Catcher Drew Butera was recalled from Triple-A Rochester.
Butera, who spent the last three years as Mauer's backup, has been with Rochester all season, batting .215 in 79 at-bats after recovering from a broken left hand. Mauer, a six-time All-Star, played in 92 of the first 96 games until Tuesday.
The Twins announced the birth of Emily and Maren Mauer on its Twitter account Wednesday morning.
Congrats to Joe and Maddie Mauer on the birth of their Twin girls Emily and Maren! #WelcomeToTwinsTerritory— Minnesota Twins (@Twins) July 24, 2013
Congratulations to Joe and Maddie Mauer! Twin girls born this morning! Last night won't be his last sleepless night!— Dick Bremer (@dbremer_pxp) July 24, 2013