The Twins have embarked upon a search for a new skipper after the somewhat surprising decision to remove Paul Molitor from the post. He had been a holdover appointee from the prior front office regime. The current hiring process, then, will represent the first opportunity for chief baseball officer Derek Falvey and GM Thad Levine to install their own preferred voice in the dugout.
As we have done with other openings of this kind, we’ll use this post to track the early developments in the hiring process in Minnesota.
Latest Update — 10/20
- Astros bench coach Joe Espada and Giants bench coach Hensley Meulens are believed to be out of the running for the Twins managerial opening, while incumbent bench coach Derek Shelton is still in, per Fancred’s Jon Heyman (via Twitter). Rocco Baldelli, Brandon Hyde, and James Rowson may still be in consideration, with David Ross a potential candidate as well.
Earlier Updates — 10/19
- The Twins have pared the field down to a handful (or less) of candidates, per Phil Miller of the Star Tribune. Shelton is said to be one of them after impressing in his first-round chat with the front office brass.
Previous updates below…