Doug Mientkiewicz To Stay, Mike Quade To Triple-A
Update: Mike Quade, formerly manager of the Chicago Cubs, has been named the next manager of the Rochester Red Wings. He will take over as the Triple-A manager for the Twins replacing Gene Glynn.
The Minnesota Twins briefly gave consideration to Doug Mientkiewicz as the big league manager this offseason. At this point, we all know that the position became Paul Molitor‘s. However, as noted earlier this week, it appears that Mientkiewicz will stay with the organization as a minor league manager. On top of that, the Twins are looming closer to filling other coaching vacancies.
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Although Mientkiewicz managed the Single-A Fort Myers Miracle a season ago, it appears that the Twins will promote him to their newly partnered organization in Double-A, the Chatanooga Lookouts. With Dougie Baseball managing the Lookouts, he will stay connected to the Twins organization for the time being.
On top of Mientkiewicz, it appears the Twins have some significant interest in Mike Quade. Mike Berardino of the Pioneer Press is reporting that the Twins are looking strongly at the formers Cubs manager to step in as the Triple-A Rochester Red Wings skipper.
With Gene Glynn being promoted to the role of third base coach for the Minnesota Twins, the organization was forced to look to fill his former role as manager down in Triple-A. With a very deep farm system, whoever is brought in will be entrusted to be the last step in the minor league development of that talent. Look for the Twins to make some of these moves official in the coming weeks.
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