Paul Molitor gets 3-year deal to manage Twins


The Minnesota Twins FINALLY made the decision that shocked no one. Sure, Paul Molitor beat out Red Sox bench coach Torey Lovullo to become the new manager of the Twins, but that appeared to be there plan all along, at least within the last couple of weeks.

He also got the job over two Twins’ minor league coaches Gene Glynn and Doug Mientkiewicz.

On Monday the Twins made the official announcemet but are planning to wait to introduce their new manager until Tuesday at a 10 am CST.

Photo Credit:Brace Hemmelgarn/Getty Images

Photo Credit:Brace Hemmelgarn/Getty Images

So congrats to the new skipper of the Twins, Mr. Paul Molitor, who will be replacing Ron Gardenhire who was fired after 13 seasons at the helm of the Twins.

Coincidentally he will be just the 13th manager in Twins history.

Molitor, 58, signed a 3-year deal which will keep him with the Twins through the 2017 season.

Molitor his last three seasons with Minnesota during what was a  21-year Hall of Fame career. He was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2004, after retiring in 1998 with a career .306 batting average and a World Series ring he won with the 1993 Toronto Blue Jays.

He has been coaching in the Majors since 2005. He has been a coach with the Twins since 2013.

According to the West Central Tribune, Gardenhire who still had a year and $2 million left on his contract has been offered a position elsewhere within the organization.