May 17, 2014; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Twins coach Paul Molitor looks on from the dug out in the first inning against the Seattle Mariners at Target Field. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports
Minnesota Twins Hire Former Player, Paul Molitor
On November 3, 2014, the Minnesota Twins made it official and decided to hire Paul Molitor as their next manager. While he was involved in a limited capacity as a coach in previous seasons, Molitor was seen as the heavy favorite for the managerial role. He found competition in names like Doug Mientkiewicz, Chip Hale, and Torey Lovullo. The Twins introduced Molitor officially as their next manager on November 4 and also decided to bring back Tom Brunansky as their hitting coach.