On Tuesday the Minnesota Twins introduced the 13th manager in club history, Paul Molitor, and gave him a chance to address the many questions circulating since he emerged early on as the front-runner for the job.
Former player and Hall of Famer Paul Molitor is the newest manager of the Minnesota Twins. The announcement was made at Target Field on Election Day. The former Gopher played in the majors for 21 seasons. Molitor was on the Twins coaching staff this season as a bench coach. He first was responsible for in-game strategy and then was moved to first-base coach after the All-Star break.
The Minnesota Twins made it official Monday afternoon, naming Paul Molitor the 13th manager in the history of the organization. Molitor will be introduced as the team’s new manager at a news conference at 10 a.m. Tuesday.
The Minnesota Twins are on the verge of announcing that Paul Molitor will be the team’s next manager.
The Minnesota Twins have declined their $3.6 million option for 2015 on reliever Jared Burton, who gets a $200,000 buyout and becomes eligible for free agency after the World Series. The 33-year-old had a stellar 2012 season for the Twins, posting a 2.18 ERA in 64 appearances with an opponent batting average of .186.
Phil Hughes has been named most valuable player and pitcher of the year for the Minnesota Twins in 2014. Hughes set a major league record for strikeout-to-walk ratio and posted a 3.52 ERA in 32 starts, his first season with the Twins.
The search has begun for a new manager of the Minnesota Twins for the first time in 13 years. After four straight seasons of at least 92 losses, the mandate to find a fresh perspective in the dugout has been made clear.
It was hard to imagine the Minnesota Twins parting ways with manager Ron Gardenhire.
But four losing seasons have cost him his job, even though the talent pool of his ball-club is well below the standards expected to compete.
While some fans say firing Minnesota Twins manager Ron Gardenhire is long overdue, others say they feel torn by loyalty to a manager they genuinely liked as a person. In the past few seasons, as the losses mounted, Gardenhire was most memorable for his fiery exits. But many fans still remember the winning years and the always winning personality.
A forgettable season ends in an unforgettable way. Gardenhire will be missed.
The Minnesota Twins have decided to part ways with manager Ron Gardenhire, announcing Monday that he will be replaced in 2015. And Gardenhire was not the only departure after the Twins had their fourth straight season of at least 90 losses.
Former manager of the Minnesota Twins, Tom Kelly, suffered a stroke last week and is currently at home recovering.
Another 90-loss season for the Minnesota Twins has left the status of the coaching staff in question.
Tigers outfielder Rajai Davis is out of the lineup Sunday against Minnesota because of a sprain around his midsection.
Eduardo Escobar had a homer, four hits and a career-high six RBIs, and the Minnesota Twins ensured that the AL Central race will come down to the very end with a 12-3 rout of the Detroit Tigers on Saturday night.
Tigers outfielder Rajai Davis has left Saturday night’s game against Minnesota with an apparent injury.
Rick Porcello allowed six runs in under four innings Friday, and Detroit lost 11-4 to the Minnesota Twins on a night the Tigers had hoped to clinch the AL Central title. Detroit could have wrapped up the division with a victory and a Kansas City loss, but Porcello (15-13) endured another rough outing down the stretch, and the Tigers fell way behind early. Oswaldo Arcia hit a two-run homer in the first, and Minnesota led 6-0 in the fourth.
The Minnesota Twins did what they could against Max Scherzer, forcing the star right-hander to throw 116 pitches in six innings. “We had a lot of good at-bats and made him throw a ton of pitches. He still hangs in there,” Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said. “That’s why he’s a stud.”
In their final home game of the 2014 season, the Minnesota Twins treated their fans to something rather uncommon: a victory. The team now has four games left in Detroit before the season ends. It’s the fourth straight season that the Twins have lost at least 90 games.
The rain dripped off the brim of his cap as Phil Hughes walked off the mound. An hour-plus delay meant the last start of his first season for Minnesota was over. That half-million-dollar bonus stayed one out away. He still earned a nice prize: the major league record for strikeout-to-walk ratio. Hughes struck out five without a walk over eight innings, and the Twins beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 2-1 on Wednesday afternoon.
Minnesota Twins third baseman Trevor Plouffe’s season has ended a few days early, because of a broken left forearm.
Kyle Gibson matched a career high with eight strikeouts, Chris Parmelee hit a two-run single after entering the game for an injured Joe Mauer, and the Minnesota Twins beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-3 on Tuesday night. Trevor Plouffe added four singles and Aaron Hicks two hits and an RBI for the Twins.
Minnesota Twins first-baseman Joe Mauer was forced out of the game after being struck in the right elbow by a pitch from Arizona Diamondbacks starter Andrew Chafin in the first inning.
While the Twins record this season will likely be their best since 2010, that’s not exactly a high bar to clear. Plainly, the Twins will require an infusion of talent if they’re going to get back to being a contender in the American League Central Division. The beginning of that infusion is evidenced by the announcement of this year’s Twins Minor League Pitcher and Player of the Year.
A season of futility for Ricky Nolasco was at least looking to end on a halfway decent note when the Minnesota Twins’ prize offseason acquisition had put together three straight solid starts heading into the home stretch. After things blew up on him again on Monday night against woeful Arizona, Nolasco admitted that there was nothing he could have done to save what has been a horrendous year for him.
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