Minnesota Twins Officially Hire Paul Molitor As New Manager

by NESN Staff

November 3, 2014

The Minnesota Twins found their replacement for ex-manager Ron Gardenhire.

The team officially announced Monday that Paul Molitor, who served as a coach for the Twins during the 2014 season, will take over managerial duties. A press conference is scheduled for 11 a.m. ET on Tuesday to introduce Molitor as the club’s 13th manager in team history.

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The 58-year-old agreed to a three-year deal that runs through 2017, according to the team’s official website. Molitor played 21 seasons in the big leagues, including three years with the Twins to end his career.

Other candidates for the job included former Twins infielder Doug Mientkiewicz and Boston Red Sox bench coach Torey Lovullo.

Thumbnail photo via Kevin Jairaj/USA TODAY Sports Images

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