Paul Molitor Added To Minnesota Twins Coaching Staff
The Minnesota Twins announced today that they have added Paul Molitor to Ron Gardenhire's coaching staff. Molitor will oversee bunting, base-running and infield positioning. He was added as part of a new MLB rule which allows teams to have a seventh uniformed coach on the bench during games.
Molitor last coached with the Twins in 2000 and 2001 as Tom Kelly's bench coach on the same staff where Gardenhire was the third base coach. When Gardenhire was named coach for the 2002 season, Molitor was also a candidate. He was also a candidate last year to join the coaching staff this last year when three new coaches were added.
Molitor is a Hall of Fame player who played for Milwaukee, Toronto and Minnesota during a 21-year career. He has recently been working as a roving minor league instructor in the Twins organization.