View Full Version : Twins to announce new manager

01-03-2002, 06:33 PM
MINNEAPOLIS -- In another sign that baseball's contraction plan may be in trouble, the Minnesota Twins on Thursday announced plans to name a new manager.

The team called a news conference for Friday morning and was expected to name third base coach Ron Gardenhire.

After longtime manager Tom Kelly resigned in October, Gardenhire and bench coach Paul Molitor emerged as the top candidates. But Molitor withdrew in December because of uncertainty over baseball's plan to eliminate two teams, likely including the Twins, before next season.

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