7:22pm: Berardino cites two sources in reporting that Molitor is weighing an offer to return to manage the team in 2018. To this point, there’s been no report of a multi-year offer for Molitor, and Berardino writes that there’s “still work to be done” to finalize the deal. 6:33pm: Mike Berardino of the Pioneer Press tweets that nothing has been signed or formally agreed to yet, but Molitor has been asked back for the 2018 season. 6:02pm: Paul Molitor’s three-year contract as Twins manager expired at the end of the 2017 season, but Charley Walters of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports (via Twitter) that Molitor will return to manage the team under a new contract. La Velle E. Neal III of the Minneapolis Star Tribune hears the same and adds that indications signal the return of the Twins’ entire coaching staff as well. Chief baseball officer Derek Falvey will address the media tomorrow, per Neal. While a new deal for Molitor was expected by many, it wasn’t quite a given. Molitor was initially hired as the successor to longtime manager Ron Gardenhire, but that hire was made by former general manager Terry Ryan, who was fired from his post last year. Some speculated that Falvey and general manager Thad Levine may want to bring in their own candidate to take over the dugout, but Molitor will now be signed through at least the 2018 campaign.
Twins Make Offer To Paul Molitor
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