Tom Brunansky Headed Back To The Twins

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Paul Molitor has been named the next manager of the Minnesota Twins. He will replace Ron Gardenhire as the man in charge, and will hopefully represent a new era of winning in Minnesota. As he works to return the Twins to relevance, Molitor will also be looking for the assistance of his coaching staff. Today we find out that Tom Brunansky will be among them.

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The Twins have announced that Tom Brunansky will return in 2015 on a one year contract.

Tom Brunansky served as the Twins hitting coach last season. In 2014, despite a poor overall record, the Twins were the 7th best team in baseball in the runs scored department. The 715 runs the Twins plated were better than that of the AL East playoff representative Baltimore Orioles.

There have also been plenty of successes attributed to Bruno’s coaching. Oswaldo Arcia has long been noted for his power stroke, but it was Tom Brunanasky who had him hitting at a much better clip later in the 2014 season. Trevor Plouffe and Brian Dozier are likely other players that can be chalked up as improvements thanks to the work of Brunansky.

Look for the Twins to continue to work to round out the coaching staff. Of those present last season, I think I still expect Terry Steinbach to return in some capacity as well.

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