Twins introduce Molitor as manager
Says "I'm coming here to win."
MINNEAPOLIS — Hall of Famer Paul Molitor has officially taken over as manager of the Minnesota Twins.
And he says “I have no doubt this is where I’m supposed to be.”
The Twins introduced Molitor on Tuesday. He becomes just their third manager since 1986.
Molitor spent last season as a coach on the fired Ron Gardenhire’s staff.
He says he takes the job determined to get a team that has lost at least 92 games in four straight seasons back to competitiveness much sooner than many expect.
The Twins interviewed numerous candidates in the five weeks since Gardenhire was fired.
In the end, they chose the St. Paul native over others including Boston bench coach Torey Lovullo and minor league manager Doug Mientkiewicz.
Molitor says “I’m coming here to win.”