MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A familiar face to Twins fans is coming back to Target Field.
Former Twins manager Ron Gardenhire is coming back to the team as a Special Assistant to the General Manager, the team announced Monday.READ MORE: New Poll Shows Minneapolis Residents Support Charter Amendment Replacing Police
Gardenhire served as manager to the Twins from 2002 until 2014 when, after a rough season, the team did not renew his contract, opting to hire former Twins player Paul Molitor in his place.READ MORE: Minnesota Apple Orchards Endure Labor Shortage During Peak Season
Team officials say Gardenhire’s responsibilities will include traveling to all minor league affiliates, serving as a special roving instructor and evaluator.MORE NEWS: 'I Laid On The Floor And Just Bawled': Minnesota TikTok Sensation, 79, Overwhelmed By Support After Scooter Breaks
After a rough, 0-9 start to the 2016 season, the Twins are likely looking to shake things up and forge a new path forward for the rest of the season.