MINNEAPOLIS -The Minnesota Twins are making a move to shore up their on-field fundamentalsby adding Hall-of-Famer Paul Molitor to the Major League coaching staff.
Molitor will serve as a coach under Manager Ron Gardenhire and will oversee base running, bunting, infield instruction and positioning, plus assist with in-game strategy from the dugout for the 2014 season.
Molitor's last major league coaching job wasnearly10 years ago, whenhe served as the Seattle Mariners hitting coach in 2004. He also served as a major league coach with the Twins under Manager Tom Kelly in 2000 and 2001.
In 2003 Molitor worked with the Twins as a minor league base running and infield coordinator, a role he was named to again in 2005 and held through the 2013 season.
Molitor is a 1974 graduate of Cretin High School in St. Paul and attended the University of Minnesota. He played 21 major league seasons with the Milwaukee Brewers, Toronto Blue Jays and Twins, and is one of just six players in Major League Baseball history to record at least 3,000 hits and 500 stolen bases in a career.