THE MINNESOTA TWINS ANNOUNCE PAUL MOLITOR WILL NOT RETURN AS MANAGER
Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN – The Minnesota Twins announced today that Paul Molitor will not return as manager in 2019. Molitor has been offered a position to stay with the organization in a Baseball Operations capacity and will consider the offer.
“I would like to thank Paul for his tremendous dedication to the Minnesota Twins over his last four years as manager of this club,” said Twins Executive Vice President, Chief Baseball Officer Derek Falvey. “Paul’s roots here run deep and his commitment to the organization, his staff, and the players is special. I have every hope and desire that he remains a part of this club for many years to come."
Since playing the final three years of his Hall of Fame career with the Twins from 1996-1998, Molitor held multiple coaching positions at the minor and major league levels and was named the 13th Manager in club history in 2015. Molitor led the Twins to a record of 305-343 (.471) in four seasons as manager.
“The importance and contribution of Paul Molitor to the Twins, our community and Major League Baseball cannot be diminished,” said Twins Owner Jim Pohlad. “On behalf of our family, I offer thanks to Paul for his four years as Twins manager and look forward to the continuation of our relationship with him.”
The Twins will immediately begin their search for a new manager, internally and externally. The coaching staff will be determined by the new manager in conjunction with Executive Vice President, Chief Baseball Officer Derek Falvey and Senior Vice President, General Manager Thad Levine.
STATEMENT FROM PAUL MOLITOR
Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN – “I was informed today that the Twins will seek a new manager for the 2019 season and I fully respect that decision. I will forever be grateful for the opportunity they gave me to serve in the role as manager for these past four years. I’m going to consider their genuine offer to serve in a different capacity to positively impact the Twins from a different role. Special thanks to my coaches and players I have had a chance to manage, and I certainly appreciate the tremendous support I received from all of Twins Territory.”