Ron Gardenhire reportedly receiving contract extension from Twins
|Gardy will return to the Twins for a 13th season next year.|
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Instead, the Twins are giving Gardy a contract extension, respected Fox baseball correspondent Ken Rosenthal reported this morning.
Press conference announcing Gardenhire's return to #Twins will be later today.-- Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) September 30, 2013
Named manager in January 2002, Gardy is already the second-longest tenured skipper in baseball. It now appears likely he'll have a shot to manage the Twins' upcoming crop of impressive prospects, including Byron Buxton and Miguel Sano. But in order to break the string of 95-loss seasons, Gardy will have to find a way to improve the team's starting pitching, which has been among the worst in baseball the last two seasons.
Gardenhire would not have stayed with #Twins on one-year deal. Presumably wanted assurances that team plans to increase payroll as well.-- Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) September 30, 2013
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