Gardenhire expresses desire to be part of Twins' turnaround

GM Ryan, owner Pohlad to make decision on manager's future

Gardenhire expresses desire to be part of Twins' turnaround

MINNEAPOLIS -- Twins manager Ron Gardenhire has mostly been quiet about his future with the organization this season, but he reiterated on Wednesday that he wants to be a part of turning around the franchise after its fourth straight season with at least 90 losses.

Gardenhire, who still has one year left on his two-year deal signed before this season, has been the subject of rumors regarding his future with the club. Gardenhire, however, made it clear he still wants to remain as manager, but he acknowledged the decision will ultimately be made by owner Jim Pohlad and general manager Terry Ryan.

"I've always said this is my home," Gardenhire said. "It's where I like it. I love the organization. I love this area. The whole package. Why wouldn't you want to be here? This is as good as it gets. But I'm all for whatever's best for the organization, too."

Ryan said no decision has been made yet and that he plans on meeting with Gardenhire during the last road trip in Detroit that begins on Thursday to discuss the manager's future. Ryan said they'll also discuss any possible changes to the coaching staff. He also added any decisions will be made public shortly after the season ends.

"The last road trip we usually get together and discuss what went right and what went wrong," Ryan said. "We'll plan for the future."

Rhett Bollinger is a reporter for 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.