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Twins skipper Paul Molitor is a finalist for American League Manager of the Year

Molitor is joined by A.J. Hinch and Terry Francona.

Paul Molitor is getting the credit he deserves.

The Twins' skipper was named a finalist for American League Manager of the Year award on Monday.

Molitor guided the Twins to the postseason in 2017 – and it was their first playoff appearance in seven years. It was quite the turnaround considering the club lost over 100 games in 2016.

The Minnesota native signed a three-year contract extension last month. Molitor has compiled a record of 227-259 in his three seasons as manager.

Houston Astros manager A.J. Hinch and Cleveland Indians skipper Terry Francona are also up for the award.

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