|Twins fire 3 coaches, head trainer in shakeup|
|Written by Admin|
|Thursday, 04 October 2012 17:34|
The Twins announced the moves on Thursday.
Longtime bullpen coach Rick Stelmaszek, third base coach Steve Liddle, first base coach Jerry White and head athletic trainer Rick McWane did not have their contracts renewed for 2013. The team also says bench coach Scott Ullger and hitting coach Joe Vavra have been reassigned. Ullger will work with the outfielders and Vavra the infielders.
Earlier this week, coach Ron Gardenhire said he would prefer to have his staff back next season. Four of the five coaches have been with Gardenhire since 2002. Vavra joined the team in 2006.
Stelmaszek has been with the organization since 1978.