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Joe Mauer and wife Maddie are now the proud parents of twin girls


Minnesota Twins catcher Joe Mauer now is a daddy after his wife Maddie delivered twin girls on Wednesday.

Mauer was pulled from the Twins’ lineup against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim on Tuesday and was placed on the MLB’s paternity list after learning that Maddie had gone into labor, so the proud papa made it home on time and was on hand for the delivery.

The girls, according to a tweet from Twins media relations director Dustin Morse, are named Emily and Maren and arrived early Wednesday morning. No photos are available of the little girls as of yet, but given how privately Mauer conducts himself in his private life, none should be expected anytime soon.

The official Twitter account also wished Joe Mauer, Maddie, Emily and Maren all the best, adding the hashtag, #WelcomeToTwinsTerritory, a promotional line frequently used by the Twinkies, but especially apropos given that the girls are, you know, twins.

Get it? Twins? Yeah, probably didn’t need to put that one together for anyone. It’s hard to get much past you guys.

[Star Tribune]