Paul Molitor was hired as Minnesota’s new manager, bringing Hall of Fame membership and renowned intelligence and intuition to a team seeking a fresh start.
Hall of Fame players Paul Molitor and Ryne Sandberg are managing against each other, making the spring training game between the Minnesota Twins and Philadelphia Phillies a unique matchup.
Tommy Milone proved with the Oakland Athletics he could succeed as a major league starter, compiling a 31-22 record with a 3.84 ERA between 2012 and 2014.
Minnesota Twins manager Paul Molitor could have made it easier on his former college team if his B squad wasn’t so good.
Paul Molitor became the latest Hall of Fame player to test his teaching skills when the Minnesota Twins hired him as their manager. With Molitor preparing for his debut with the Twins this season, here’s a look back at a mixed-at-best track record of players with a plaque at Cooperstown who also took their turns trying to manage in the major leagues.
It’s a tough time to be a baseball fan in Minnesota. The Twins have had four straight seasons of at least 90 losses, have been at the bottom of the American League Central Division and there has been little hope that things will change any time soon. But as the Twins reported to Spring Training last week, optimism seemed to be everywhere.
Two seasons after Hall-of-Famer Paul Molitor played his last game, he became the bench coach for the Minnesota Twins on manager Tom Kelly’s staff. The role was his for two years. The experience was infinitely valuable for the job that opened for him much later.
Two hometown stars are trying to save a franchise that has rarely been lower after four straight seasons of at least 92 losses.
The contract Glen Perkins has with the Minnesota Twins goes through at least 2017, so the All-Star closer wouldn’t have to think about switching teams for a while. He already has. He would never do it.
Tom Kelly still has a lot to teach the Minnesota Twins. He wasn’t about to let a health scare keep him from returning to spring training. Kelly arrived Thursday at the team’s facility, ready to resume work as a guest instructor five months after a minor stroke.
As the week goes on, more Minnesota Twins fans and players are arriving in Fort Myers, Fla., as the team starts Spring Training. Pitchers and catchers started their workouts on Monday, while the rest of the team gets things started on Friday.
The past, present and future of the Minnesota Twins were all on display at a practice field in Fort Myers, Fla., on Tuesday as Spring Training continued.
Many are hoping Molitor will be able to change the losing culture at the Twins, but all the Hall of Famer can do to make changes is make out the lineup card. It all starts with the pitchers, who began their workouts in Fort Meyers Monday, including the recently-acquired, right-hander Irving Santana.
Terry Ryan entered his office during a public showcase of renovations at Minnesota’s spring training facility and found a handful of fans inside admiring the stadium view.
Manager Paul Molitor said Monday that Phil Hughes has been “penciled in” to take the mound on April 6 when the Twins play at Detroit, provided the right-hander stays healthy through spring training.
An estimated 14,000 fans attended TwinsFest over the weekend, raising around $300,000 for the Twins Community Fund. This is year two of a three-year commitment to the event at Target Field.
The Minnesota Twins have hired former Chicago Cubs manager Mike Quade to run their top farm team. The Twins announced their 2015 minor league staff assignments Friday, with Quade joining the organization for the first time. He’ll be the manager at Triple-A Rochester. Quade took charge of the Cubs late in the 2010 season and managed them again in 2011.
It was another crazy year on the Minnesota sports scene with plenty of great moments, some tough times and two coaches dismissed. Throw in a national title that nobody will remember on the college scene, and it’s been another very interesting year depending on which sports team you follow most.
The first leg of the Twins Caravan, which lets fans get to see some of their favorite players and coach up close and in person, will kick of Jan. 12 with stops in Minneapolis, St. Paul, Aitkin, Brainerd and Grand Rapids.
Are the good old days back again? Johan Santana will be pitching for the Twins this summer. Well, sort of. “[In the] minor leagues, I was Johan Santana. Then, there was another Johan Santana. You know who that is,” said the Twins’ newest free agent acquisition, starting pitcher Ervin Santana, with a laugh. “They send me his baseball cards every time so I can sign it.”
Representatives from the city of St. Paul, the Saints and the amateur baseball community gather Wednesday to seal memorabilia in the time capsule, which will be placed at CHS Field.
Twins Territory exploded Tuesday night with news that Torii Hunter and his mega-watt smile were returning to the team. The long-rumored and long-anticipated move was celebrated by many fans who see Hunter as a leader on and off the field, and a reminder of brighter seasons from the past. However, the announcement was also met with frustration and criticism. He’s almost 40 years old, an 18-year veteran and not the same player he was when he left the club seven years ago.
A press conference announcing Torii Hunter’s return to Minnesota baseball took an awkward turn Wednesday afternoon when a reporter asked him about his stance on gay marriage.
Torii Hunter is returning to the Minnesota Twins. It prompts the question, who are some of the more famous athletes to get their start with an organization, leave for greener pastures but eventually return to where it all began?
The Minnesota Twins have announced three more assistants for new manager Paul Molitor, adding pitching coach Neil Allen, bullpen coach Eddie Guardado and bench coach Joe Vavra. Allen was the pitching coach for the Tampa Bay Rays for the last four seasons. He’s the only hire for Molitor’s staff so far from outside the organization.