Ron Gardenhire Gets Two Year Extension with the Twins
Ron Gardenhire isn't going anywhere, as the Minnesota Twins are ready to give the manager a two-year extension, sources told ESPN's Jim Bowden.
Gardenhire has been with the Twins for 12 seasons, which makes him the second-longest tenured manager in the big leagues, behind the Los Angeles Angels' Mike Scioscia (14 seasons).
With three straight seasons of at least 93 losses, Gardenhire's job was considered to be in jeopardy as his contract ran out. The highly respected manager figured to have other suitors waiting for him if he became a free agent, but the Twins made sure that didn't happen.
Gardenhire, who was named AL manager of the year in 2010, has a career record of 998-947 and has led the Twins to six division titles since replacing Tom Kelly in 2002.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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