Twins name Quade as Triple-A manager

Baseball vet has Majors experience, 17 years helming Minor League clubs

MINNEAPOLIS -- Former Cubs skipper Mike Quade was named the manager at Triple-A Rochester to replace Gene Glynn, who was promoted to be the Twins' third-base coach under new manager Paul Molitor.

Quade, 57, brings plenty of coaching and managerial experience and served as skipper of the Cubs for parts of two seasons from 2010-11. He took over for Lou Piniella when he retired during the season on Aug. 22, 2010, and managed the Cubs through the '11 season. The Cubs went 24-13 under Quade in '10, and 71-91 in '11. Quade most recently served as a roving outfield and baserunning instructor for the Yankees in '14.

"After a few years away from managing, I was fortunate enough to have an organization that I have the utmost respect for offer me an opportunity to get back to doing what I've done for so many years," Quade said. "I am truly looking forward to making Rochester another chapter in my baseball life. My thanks to the Twins for bringing me on board."

Quade becomes the 44th manager in the Rochester Red Wings' history, but hitting coach Tim Doherty, pitching coach Marty Mason, head athletic trainer Larry Bennese and strength and conditioning coach Tyler Donahue will all return to the Rochester staff.

Quade has experience on Major League staffs, as he served as the first-base coach for the A's from 2000-02 and was the third-base coach for the Cubs from 2007-10. But this will be his 18th year as a Minor League manager, as he's compiled a combined 1,213-1,165 (.510) record across five organizations (Pirates, Expos, Phillies, A's and Cubs).

His teams have finished better than .500 in 10 of his 17 seasons as a Minor League skipper, including six of his last eight seasons at the helm. He's led his clubs to two titles, including the Triple-A World Series title in '99. He's also a two-time league Manager of the Year Award winner.

"We're very excited to announce Mike Quade as the new Red Wings manager," said Twins director of Minor League operations Brad Steil. "With his leadership, experience and passion for the game, he will be a great addition to the Red Wings family and the Rochester community."

Rhett Bollinger is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Bollinger Beat, and follow him on Twitter @RhettBollinger. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.