Well played, Mauer.
Joe Mauer, the most popular Twin, is having twins.
A club source confirmed Wednesday that the recently married Mauer and his wife, Maddie, are expecting a double baby bundle.
Mauer was not available for comment Wednesday. He did not play in Wednesday's 12-5 victory over the Phillies but worked on his swing on a back field at the Lee County Sports Complex with hitting coach Tom Brunansky.
He's not the only Twin connected with twins. Infielder Jamey Carroll's twins, a boy and a girl, celebrated their fifth birthday Wednesday.
Mauer, 29, married the former Maddie Bisanz on Dec. 1 in St. Paul, an event that attracted more than 600 family and friends to a lavish reception in Minneapolis.
College tuition should not be a problem for Mauer, who will make $23 million a year through 2018.
It prompts the question: What will the children of one of Minnesota's greatest athletes be named? Are Minnie and Paul in the running?
LA VELLE E. NEAL III
|Chicago WSox - WP: S. Carroll||6||FINAL|
|Cleveland - LP: Z. McAllister||2|
|Atlanta - WP: M. Minor||11||FINAL|
|Chicago Cubs - LP: E. Jackson||6|
|NY Yankees - WP: S. Greene||3||FINAL|
|Baltimore - LP: C. Tillman||0|
|Arizona - WP: W. Miley||2||FINAL|
|San Francisco - LP: R. Vogelsong||0|
|St. Louis - WP: A. Wainwright||10||FINAL|
|Milwaukee - LP: J. Nelson||2|
|Miami - LP: M. Dunn||4||FINAL|
|NY Mets - WP: V. Black||5|
|Boston - LP: J. Peavy||2||FINAL|
|Houston - WP: J. Fields||3|
|Minnesota - WP: K. Correia||9||FINAL|
|Colorado - LP: T. Matzek||3|
|Toronto - LP: D. Hutchison||3||FINAL|
|Tampa Bay - WP: J. Odorizzi||10|
|Detroit - WP: R. Porcello||5||FINAL|
|Kansas City - LP: J. Shields||1|
|Washington - WP: R. Detwiler||5||FINAL|
|Philadelphia - LP: J. Diekman||3|
|Pittsburgh - WP: J. Wilson||6||FINAL|
|Cincinnati - LP: J. Hoover||5|
|LA Angels - WP: J. Weaver||5||FINAL|
|Texas - LP: M. Mikolas||2|
|San Diego - LP: K. Quackenbush||0||FINAL|
|Los Angeles - WP: K. Jansen||1|
|Oakland - LP: J. Chavez||2||FINAL|
|Seattle - WP: H. Iwakuma||6|
|Red Bull New York||4|
|Sporting Kansas City||2||FINAL|
|Real Salt Lake||0||FINAL|
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