Gardenhire named to All-Star Game coaching staff


Twins fans now know one of the team's All-Star Game representatives.

Twins manager Ron Gardenhire will be coaching on the American League All-Star team's staff.

The news was announced by Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell, who was at Target Field to open a three-game series against the Twins.

Farrell, who will manage the American League team, said that Gardenhire and Cleveland manager Terry Francona would the other two American League managers on his staff.

The pennant winners from each league always manage the All-Star Game. Farrell's Red Sox are coming off the World Series Championship last season.

The All-Star Game is being hosted at Target Field on July 14 and Gardenhire has been the manager of the Twins since 2002.

"I think out of respect to him and the city and the organization, it's a natural fit," Farrell said.

According to 1500 ESPN, Gardenhire didn't mention that he would on the All-Star staff during his pregame media session on Tuesday.

It's too early to know which Twins players will be playing in the game. Pucketts Pond reports the early leaders appear to be Brian Dozier, Kurt Suzuki, Glenn Perkins and Joe Mauer.

Next Up

Screen Shot 2021-01-21 at 1.57.10 PM

Missing woman found dead in north Minneapolis

The 63-year-old's body was found three days after she was reported missing.

Mike Lindell, My Pillow CEO.

MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell has Twitter account 'permanently suspended'

The move was taken by Twitter due to apparent violations of its Civic Integrity Policy.

coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2

Minnesota confirms America's 1st case of Brazil P.1 COVID strain

The strain was found in a Twin Cities metro resident who recently traveled to Brazil.


Gov. Walz announces education plan aimed at eliminating disparities

The plan covers seven categories, including closing the racial education gap and improving opportunities in rural Minnesota

Tax forms

Charges: Otsego cleaning business underreported sales

An Otsego woman is accused of owing more than $20,500 in sales tax, penalties and interest.

Screen Shot 2020-04-17 at 2.58.26 PM

Walz gives vaccine providers 3-day, 7-day deadlines to use doses

Those that don't use their allocation will be given less in the future.


Border officers seize more than $550K in counterfeit designer goods

The shipments of fake goods were seized on Jan. 22.

Landfill plastic bags

4 Twin Cities landfills seek to expand capacity

This comes as the area's waste-to-energy facilities are operating at capacity.

Marcus Carr

3 of 10 finalists for NCAA's top point guard award have MN ties

Not a bad way to represent the State of... Basketball?

Justice, court

Minnesota grants unconditional pardon to grandmother facing deportation

Gov. Tim Walz says it's the first full pardon granted by the state in 35 years.