Gardenhire and Smith will be back next year

Twins owner Jim Pohlad said Monday that manager Ron Gardenhire and general manager Bill Smith would both be back with the team next year despite an awful 2011 season. Pohlad blamed the disappointing season on a "perfect storm" of injuries.
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Twins owner Jim Pohlad said Monday that manager Ron Gardenhire and general manager Bill Smith would both be back with the team next year despite an awful 2011 season. Pohlad blamed the disappointing season on a "perfect storm" of injuries.

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