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Minnesota Twins hand manager Molitor three-year extension

Paul Molitor turned the Twins' fortunes around in 2017 and has been rewarded with a three-year contract extension.

Paul Molitor
Paul Molitor

After becoming the first team in MLB history to go from 100 losses to the playoffs in consecutive seasons, the Minnesota Twins have agreed a contract extension with manager Paul Molitor.

Molitor will remain Minnesota's manager through the 2020 season, the club announced on Monday.

The 61-year-old's previous three-year deal expired after the Twins' 2017 campaign, which ended with an American League Wild Card Game loss to the New York Yankees last week.

Molitor is 227-259 in three seasons as the manager for the Twins, but led the team to an 85-77 record and a wild-card berth this season after the team lost 103 games in 2016.

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He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame as a member of the Twins in 2016.

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