Twins hire Glynn, Hernandez for coaching staff

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Minnesota Twins have hired third base coach Gene Glynn and assistant hitting coach Rudy Hernandez.

The Twins announced their one-year contracts Wednesday.

Glynn managed the team's Triple-A affiliate, the Rochester Red Wings, the last three seasons. The 58-year-old Glynn is a native of Waseca, Minnesota, who was also considered for the manager job that went to Paul Molitor. Glynn will also serve as the infield instructor.

Hernandez has been in the Twins organization for 14 seasons, most recently as a hitting coach for their Gulf Coast League rookie level team. The 46-year-old Hernandez is currently the bench coach for the Aragua Tigres in the Venezuelan Winter League.

Tom Brunansky was retained last week as hitting coach. Openings remain at pitching coach, bench coach, bullpen coach and first base coach.

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