Rays assistant coach Rocco Baldelli reportedly hired to be new Twins manager

Rocco Baldelli

Topkin also said that Baldelli, the Rays' field coordinator is "young, bright, sharp, communicative, confident, humble, versed in analytics..."

BOSTON -Rocco Baldelli appears headed to the Twins as their next manager.

The Twins fired Molitor as their manager shortly after the regular season ended.

Baldelli has declined comment throughout the managerial search process, having also interviewed with the Blue Jays and Rangers, who still were interested, and the Angels and Reds, who hired others. The Hall of Famer was offered a front-office role to remain with the organization. Baldelli spent the last four years on the staff of Rays manager Kevin Cash.

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Padres manager Andy Green says Mark McGwire won't return as San Diego's bench coach next season in order to spend more time with his family.

As a player, Baldelli hit.278 with 60 home runs and 262 RBIs across seven seasons between 2003-10.

Montoyo is a 53-year-old Puerto Rican who worked as the bench coach for the Tampa Bay Rays this season. The move came as a surprise, in part because Molitor was less than a year removed from winning the Manager of the Year Award. Paul Molitor, who was sacked earlier this month, worked in the organization for 10 years before replacing Gardenhire following the 2014 season. Minnesota went 78-84 in 2018, finishing second in the American League Central but 13 games behind the Cleveland Indians.

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