A few days ago, it was reported that the Twins were expected to bring back Paul Molitor as manager after his contract expired. The two sides have officially agreed on a three-year contract, the Twins announced on Monday.
Molitor, 61, has managed the Twins to a 227-259 (.467) record over three seasons at the helm. This season, after losing 103 games in 2016, the Twins went 85-77, qualifying for the second AL Wild Card slot. In doing so, they became the first team to reach the postseason in the season following a 100-loss campaign.
Molitor earned enshrinement in the Baseball Hall of Fame for his 21-year career as a player, batting .306/.369/.448 across 15 seasons with the Brewers and three each with the Twins and Blue Jays.
The Royals recalled infielder Ramon Torres from Triple-A Omaha on Saturday. He didn’t get into a game until starting Thursday night’s game against the Rangers, batting ninth.
In the top of the second inning, facing Austin Bibens-Dirkx, Torres laced a single up the middle. Center fielder Delino DeShields charged in on it, attempting to keep Ryan Goins at second base, but the ball went right past his glove, through his legs, and nearly trickled all the way to the warning track. Goins scored easily and Torres was waved home, too. He managed to narrowly beat the throw, touching home plate with his left hand on a head-first slide.
The play was officially scored a single and a three-base error. Torres wasn’t credited with an RBI on the play. But at least the Royals got two runs out of it.