Twins hire Ron Gardenhire as Special Assistant to the General Manager

The Minnesota Twins announced today that they have hired former manager Ron Gardenhire as Special Assistant to the General Manager. Gardenhire's responsibilities will include traveling to all Minor League affiliates serving as a special roving instructor and evaluator.

Since joining the organization in 1987, Gardenhire held multiple coaching positions at the Minor League and Major League levels and was named the 12th manager in club history in 2002. Gardenhire led the Twins to a record of 1068-1039 (.507) in 13 seasons and trails only Tom Kelly on the Twins all-time managerial wins list. He was named American League Manager of the Year in 2010 and guided the Twins to six AL Central division titles, including an American League Championship Series appearance in 2002.