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Twins add Molitor to coaching staff

Paul Molitor was named a coach for the Minnesota Twins for the 2014 season.

Manager Ron Gardenhire will use Molitor to oversee baserunning, bunting, infield instruction and positioning, plus assist with in-game strategy from the dugout for the 2014 season, the team said Tuesday.

Molitor, 57, was the Seattle Mariners hitting coach in 2004 and was a major league coach with the Twins under manager Tom Kelly in 2000 and 2001.

In 2003 he 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.

A University of Minnesota product who played high school baseball in St. Paul, Minn., Molitor was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame i 2004.

He played 21 major league seasons with the Milwaukee Brewers, Toronto Blue Jays and Twins, including seven All-Star seasons.

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