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Twins Add Paul Molitor to Coaching Staff

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Hall of Famer set to join Minnesota staff in multi-faceted role.

Jesse Johnson-US PRESSWIRE

In a move that's been desired and rumored for a number of years, the Minnesota Twins have added Paul Molitor to their Major League coaching staff. Molitor will become the seventh coach for the team, and will be asked to oversee a number of roles.

Infield instruction will also include "positioning", and it's also said he'll assist with in-game strategy from the dugout.

Molitor has coached in different capacities, mostly for the Twins, in the past. Here's a quick run-down:

  • Twins coach with Tom Kelly (2000-2001)
  • Twins minor league base running and infield coordinator (2003)
  • Mariners hitting coach (2004)
  • Twins minor league base running and infield coordinator (2005 - 2013)
Elected to the Hall of Fame in 2004, Molitor played 21 seasons for the Brewers ('78 - '92), Blue Jays ('93 - '95) and twins ('96 - '98). The Cretin (now Cretin-Derham Hall) graduate was an eight-time All-Star, won four Silver Slugger awards, finished with MVP votes in nine seasons, led the league in hits in '91, '93 and '96, and owns a career triple slash of .306/.369/.448. He batted .312/.362/.432 in his three years in Minnesota.

Welcome back to the Twins, Paul Molitor!