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Ron Gardenhire returns: Twins hire Gardy as assistant to the GM

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Ron Gardehire is back in baseball – and back in Minnesota with the Twins.

The Twins announced Monday afternoon that Gardenhire has been hired as a Special Assistant to the General Manager (Terry Ryan).

Gardenhire will also visit minor league affiliates as an instructor and talent evaluator.

The Twins fired Gardenhire following a fourth straight 90-plus loss season in 2014. Prior to his departure, he guided the Twins to 1,068 wins in 13 seasons, including six division championships.

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