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Twins managerial hunt update: Joe Maddon, Paul Molitor, Doug Mientkiewicz, Torey Lovullo

Unless the Twins announce something today, we're unlikely to have anything until next week.

Rick Yeatts

After getting news that the Twins had not reached out to Joe Maddon following his departure from the Rays, news comes down from LEN III that yes, indeed, Maddon and Terry Ryan did touch base. From Neal's report:

The Twins, indeed, reached out to the Maddon camp after he became a free agent Friday, according to two sources with knowledge of the Twins’ search. It’s not clear how serious the Twins’ interest was, but the sides did talk.

It sounds likely that Maddon's destination may have always been Chicago, but regardless he's days if not hours from officially being the Cubs' next manager. As Darren Woflson says, at least the Twins and Ryan got in touch with Maddon. To not have done so would have been a missed opportunity, because you never really know what's going on until you speak to someone.

The Star Tribune has had plenty of takes on the managerial opening over the last couple of days.

Remember, you can keep up with the latest on all managerial candidates (rumored and confirmed) with our tracker. We'll see you back here in a bit for some gallows humor from Stu.