Skip to main content

Reports: Molitor to get second interview for Twins managerial job

  • Author:
  • Updated:
    Original:

Hall of Famer Paul Molitor will get a second meeting with Minnesota Twins general manager Terry Ryan to discuss the Twins vacant managerial job.

According to the Pioneer Press' Mike Berardino, Molitor will meet with Ryan again on Tuesday. A source tells Berardino that it's possible Ryan could offer Molitor the job during the meeting, but it is not expected to happen.

But the news of a second meeting between Molitor and Ryan comes as other reports have surfaced indicating that several other candidates who have been interviewed for the job are no longer in consideration for it.

The search for the next Twins manager has been underway for nearly three weeks. The Twins fired Ron Gardenhire the day after the regular season ended in a loss at Detroit.

Gardenhire spent 13 years as the manager of the Twins. Molitor, who is two years older than Gardenhire, was a candidate for the job when Gardenhire was hired in 2002.

He has been considered by many to be the front-runner for the job since the start of the process.

In his 21-year major league baseball career, Molitor played for the Brewers, Blue Jays and Twins. He recorded more than 3,000 hits.

Since retiring as a player, Molitor has been a part of the Twins organization, working with developing prospects in the minors. This past season he joined the major leauge coaching staff, and according to Puckett's Pond, oversaw baserunning, bunting, infield instruction, positioning and assisted with in-game strategy.

Boston Red Sox bench coach Torey Lovullo has also been interviewed along with Twins Triple-A Rochester manager Gene Glynn and Class A Fort Myers manager Doug Mientikewicz.

Next Up

Screen Shot 2022-05-24 at 5.21.04 PM

Ex-South St. Paul coach dies by suicide 2 days before sentencing

Matthew McCollister was to be sentenced for fraud in federal court on Wednesday.

uawgitwa5lpcj158xkfx

Minnesota 'glampground' named one of 10 best in U.S.

In Nevis, Minnesota, campers can stay in a refurbished 1905 train car.

Screen Shot 2022-01-28 at 9.04.12 AM

Two men charged over terrifying armed robbery at Newport apartment

They shot the woman who lives in the apartment in the abdomen, and put a gun to a man's head.

Minneapolis police

Minneapolis 2-year-old identified in suspicious death case

The cause of death has not yet been revealed due to an ongoing investigation.

Arianna Vos

Victim of wrong-way driver crash ID'd as Hutchinson 19-year-old

Three women, ages 19, 20 and 20, were in the vehicle struck by a wrong-way driver early Sunday morning.

Julissa Thaler

Eli Hart killing: Police investigating multiple crime scenes

An announcement Tuesday confirmed potential crime scenes in Mound and Minnetrista.

SEIU Healthcare Minnesota strike.

Twin Cities mental health workers gather for 1-day strike

More than 400 mental health workers are participating in the unionized strike on Tuesday.

Bloomington Fire

HAZMAT team at Bloomington hotel following chemical spill in pool

The fire department said two hotel employees are being evaluated by paramedics.

Screen Shot 2022-03-24 at 9.21.32 AM

Big Brothers Big Sisters Twin Cities gets $6M of Mackenzie Scott donation

The donation is the largest the organization has ever seen from a single individual.

Hennepin Avenue S.

Minneapolis accused of backtracking on 24/7 bus lanes for Hennepin Ave.

The Minneapolis City Council is set to vote on Thursday.

Pexels - face mask covid holding

Duluth brings back masking in city buildings amid COVID surge

Duluth, in one of the state's current COVID hotspots, has brought back a mask requirement in city buildings.

Related