Paul Molitor to have another interview for Twins manager job

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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.

Mariners sign RHP reliever Trevor Gott to 1-year contract

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SEATTLE — The Seattle Mariners have begun the process of bolstering their bullpen by signing right-hander Trevor Gott to a one-year contract on Wednesday.

Gott appeared in 45 games last season with Milwaukee, going 3-4 with a 4.14 ERA. Gott had 44 strikeouts in 45 2/3 innings and held opponents to a .204 batting average.

Gott’s signing helps fill a void created when Erik Swanson was traded to Toronto as part of the deal that brought slugger Teoscar Hernandez to Seattle earlier this month. Gott has also pitched for San Francisco, Washington and the Los Angeles Angels.

Last season with the Brewers, Gott saw significant drops in batting average against and walk percentage, while raising his strikeout percentage.

Seattle also made a front office announcement Wednesday with the promotion of Andy McKay to assistant general manager. McKay has been with the club since 2015, when he was hired as the director of player development. McKay was promoted to senior director of baseball development in November 2021.

In his new role, McKay will oversee baseball development at all levels of the organization.