Patrick Reusse and Darren Wolfson of 1500 ESPN reported Saturday that Paul Molitor had been offered the Twins’ managerial position and now Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune says the plan is to officially introduce the new skipper Tuesday at Target Field.
Molitor is still ironing out his contract terms and coaching staff choices with the Twins front office, but there shouldn’t be any major snags on either of those fronts. Molitor was the first candidate to be interviewed by GM Terry Ryan and seemed to be the favorite for the job all along.
Molitor, a native of St. Paul who spent three of his 21 major league seasons in Minnesota, will become just the third Twins manager in the last 29 seasons. He ultimately beat out finalists Torey Lovullo (the bench coach of the Red Sox) and Doug Mientkiewicz (the manager of the Twins’ High-A affiliate) for the gig. Twins bench coach Terry Steinbach, Triple-A Rochester manager Gene Glynn, Blue Jays bench coach DeMarlo Hale, and Indians bench coach Sandy Alomar Jr. were also interviewed.