Paul Molitor will have another meeting tomorrow with Twins general manager Terry Ryan about the team’s managerial vacancy, reports Darren Wolfson of 1500 ESPN. Owner Jim Pohlad will not be present, so this doesn’t necessarily mean that a final decision is imminent. Still, it’s clear the Twins are narrowing their focus.
White Sox third base coach Joe McEwing was ruled out as a candidate late last week and now Indians bench coach Sandy Alomar, Jr. and Blue Jays bench coach Demarlo Hale are reportedly out of the mix. This likely leaves Red Sox bench coach Torey Lovullo and two internal candidates Doug Mientkiewicz and Gene Glynn.
Molitor has been considered the favorite for the job despite no managerial experience. The Hall of Famer was on Ron Gardenhire’s staff this season with a with a focus on baserunning, defensive positioning, and and infield instruction.