Twins Fire 3 Coaches and Head Athletic Trainer
The Twins did not renew the c0ntracts of 3 coaches and their head athletic trainer. Longtime bullpen coach Rick Stelmaszek, 3rd base coach Steve Liddle and first base coach Jerry White and head coach athletic trainer Rick McWane all had their contacts not renewed for 2013. The Twins also reassigned bench coach Scott Ulger and hitting coach Joe Vavra. Ulger will work the outfielders and Vavra will work with the infielders.
Manager Ron Gardenhire said earlier this week he'd like to return all of his assistant coaches. Stelmaszek had been in the organization since 1978.
The Twins could promote triple-A Manager Gene Glynn, triple-A hitting coach Tom Brunansky and triple-A pitching coach Bobby Cuellar. The Twins were 66-96 and for a 2nd straight year finished with the worst record in the American League.