Report: Twins down to three finalists for manager job

Wednesday October 22nd, 2014

The Minnesota Twins are down to three candidates for their open managerial position, according to La Velle E. Neal III of the Minnesota Star Tribune.

The team is looking to replace Ron Gardenhire, who was fired last month after his 13 seasons with the team. The Twins finished last in the American League Central this season with a record of 70-92. It was the fourth straight season that the Twins lost 90 or more games.

According to the report, Paul Molitor, Torey Lovullo and Doug Mientkiewicz are the candidates that remain for the job. Molitor met with the team on Tuesday for the third time, but according to the paper he was not offered the job.

Molitor, a seven-time All-Star and Baseball Hall of Famer, ended his career with Minnesota in 1998. He also spent 14 seasons with the Milwaukee Brewers and spent two years with the Toronto Blue Jays, helping them win the 1993 World Series, where he was named the World Series MVP.

Lovello has been the Boston Red Sox bench coach for the past two years and former Twins first baseman and current Class A Fort Myers manager Doug Mientkiewicz has already interviewed for the job twice.

Two other candidates, Chicago White Sox third base coach Joe McEwing and Cleveland Indians bench coach Sandy Alomar Jr., were told they are no longer being considered for the job.

- Scooby Axson

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