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Mauer Returns Home

Joe Mauer left the Twins to see his twins.

Mauer was a late scratch from the lineup on Tuesday against the Angels, as he flew back to Minnesota because his wife, Maddie, went into labor with the couple’s twins.

Mauer, who is expected to be placed on the paternity list, was replaced by Chris Herrmann, who started at catcher and batted seventh.

Catcher Drew Butera is considered the most likely to be called up from Triple-A Rochester to take Mauer’s place on the roster. Outfielder Oswaldo Arcia, who was also a possibility to replace Mauer, left Tuesday’s game with Rochester in the third inning, but it was because he felt dizziness

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