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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, Molitor was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2004.

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