Twins counting on new coaches to help turnaround - KTTC Rochester, Austin, Mason City News, Weather and Sports

Twins counting on new coaches to help turnaround

Posted:

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- After their second straight last-place finish, the Minnesota Twins shook up their coaching staff.

Manager Ron Gardenhire has returned in the final year of his current contract, but only pitching coach Rick Anderson is back in the same role as before. The Twins are counting on some fresh perspective and insight from the new assistants to help spark a turnaround from consecutive seasons of 99 and 96 losses.

Two former players will have important jobs. Bench coach Terry Steinbach, a Minnesota native who finished his career with the Twins in 1999, will work closely with the catchers. Hitting coach Tom Brunansky, a member of the 1987 World Series championship team, will continue the relationships he's made with some of the younger players in the minor leagues the last few years.

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2001 - 2014 WorldNow and KTTC, a Quincy station.
All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Administrative Assistant Jodi Neyens at (507) 280-5104. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at fccinfo@fcc.gov.