The Minnesota Twins have added another name to the team's managerial search: Toronto Blue Jays bench coach DeMarlo Hale, according to KTSP Minneapolis reporter Darren Wolfson.
Hale could face some strong competition for the job from Boston Red Sox bench coach Torey Lovullo, who Wolfson tweeted 'nailed' his interview with the Twins.
In addition to Hale and Lovullo, Minnesota has interviewed former Twin and seven-time All-Star Paul Molitor, Chicago White Sox third base coach Joe McEwing and former Twins first baseman Doug Mientkiewicz.
Triple-A Rochester manager Gene Glynn and Cleveland Indians bench coach Sandy Alomar Jr. are also being considered for the position.
The Twins fired longtime manager Ron Gardenhire and his entire staff late last month after missing the playoffs for the fourth consecutive season and finishing 70-92, the second-worst record of any team in the American League.
- Will Green