Minnesota Twins catcher Joe Mauer's wife gave birth to twins Wednesday morning Twins baseball communications director Dustin Morse posted on Twitter.

"Congrats to Maddie & Joe Mauer on their new baby girls -- Emily & Maren Mauer! Born early this morning & Joe made it back!" Morse (@Twins_morsecode) posted.

Joe Mauer was scratched from the Twins' lineup Wednesday in Anaheim Calif. against the Los Angeles Angels so he could rush back to Minnesota in time for the births of his first two children.

The original due date was Aug. 31 but Mauer said several times recently that the couple's first children could arrive at any time.

Maddie Mauer recently was placed on mandatory bed rest a fact Joe Mauer revealed while in New York City for his sixth appearance at the All-Star Game. Mauer his parents and grandparents took a private jet back to the Twin Cities immediately after the All-Star Game on July 16.