MINNEAPOLIS — Twins manager Paul Molitor has added two more coaches to his staff for 2015.
The team announced Wednesday that Triple-A Rochester manager Gene Glynn has been promoted to the Twins third base coach. Additionally, Rudy Hernandez was hired as an assistant hitting coach.
Glynn previously spent the last three seasons managing the Red Wings and guided Rochester to an overall 226-206 record during that time. It is not the first time Glynn has coached in the major leagues. He held the same third base coaching job with several organizations, including the Colorado Rockies from 1996-98, the Chicago Cubs from 2000-02 and the San Francisco Giants from 2003-06. Glynn also spent time as the Rockies first base coach in 1994 and 1995. He later was a scout for the Tampa Bay Rays from 2007-11.
Glynn is a native of Waseca, Minn., and was an All-American in basketball and baseball. He was named Minnesota’s "Mr. Basketball" during his senior year at Waseca High School in 1975. As a baseball player, Glynn spent seven seasons in the minor leagues from 1979-85 and played as high as Triple-A but never reached the majors.
Hernandez has been in the Twins organization for the last 14 seasons. He was a coach for the Gulf Coast League Twins for the last two seasons. A Venezuela native, Hernandez is the first Spanish-speaking coach on Molitor’s staff.