Twice the Worst, Twins Make Coaching Changes

By KBJR News 1

Twice the Worst, Twins Make Coaching Changes

October 4, 2012 Updated Oct 5, 2012 at 12:50 AM CDT

Minneapolis, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) --- After finishing with the worst record in the American League for a second straight season, the Minnesota Twins front office made some drastic changes on Thursday afternoon.

The club did not offer 2013 contracts to four of its coaches, those being bullpen coach Rick Stelmaszek, third-base coach Steve Liddle, first-base coach Jerry White, and head athletic trainer Rick McWane.

The team also reassinged hitting coach Joe Vavra and bench coach Scott Ullger to new roles within the organization.

Manager Ron Gardenhire and pitching coach Rick Anderson will keep their jobs for the 2013 season, keeping those same roles for the Minnesota franchise.

The Twins finished with a record of (66-96) in 2012, the worst mark in the American League and 22 games out of first place in the AL Central.

Posted by Zach Schneider
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