The Minnesota Twins announced Monday they had agreed to a three-year contract with Hall of Fame infielder and Minnesota native Paul Molitor, who will be introduced today as Ron Gardenhire’s replacement during a news conference at Target Field. “It’s pretty exciting. I’m a huge Molitor fan,” second baseman Brian Dozier said. “He’s a bright individual, with a better IQ in the game of baseball than anyone I’ve ever been around. He’s just an exceptional man.” This is the first managing job at any level for Molitor, who has the 10th-most hits in major league history. He spent 2014 as a coach on Gardenhire’s staff. Prior to that, he served for 10 seasons as a minor league instructor in the organization, a noted influence on many young players. – Associated Press
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