Ron Gardenhire returns to Twins as special assistant

Ron Gardenhire is returning to the Minnesota Twins as Special Assistant to the General Manager. According to the Twins, Gardenhire’s responsibilities will include "traveling to all minor league affiliates serving as a special roving instructor and evaluator."

Gardenhire spent 13 years managing the Twins and was very popular among fans and players. He lead the team to 6 division titles in his first 9 years, but that stretch of success was followed by 4 straight season of more than 90 losses.