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Updated: August 22nd, 2014 5:44pm
Gardenhire said he doesn't pay attention to report that he'll be back

Gardenhire said he doesn't pay attention to report that he'll be back

by Derek Wetmore
1500ESPN.com
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MINNEAPOLIS -- Twins manager Ron Gardenhire was brief when asked Friday about a Star Tribune report that said he's expected to be retained in 2015, the second year of his two-year deal.

"I don't pay attention to it. I don't worry about it," Gardenhire said Friday. "I talk to Terry Ryan about it. And we'll talk at the end of the year, as always. Nothing's been talked about and I worry about that stuff when the season's over with." 

A reporter asked if Gardenhire was sure he wanted to return. 

"I'll talk about it at the end of the year. I'm not going to get into it," he said.

Entering Friday, the Twins were on pace to lose 90 games again this season. It would be the fourth consecutive season that happened. And whether they lose 90 games or, say, 88, it likely would not change the perception of this season. 

It's fair to question, for a number of reasons, whether or not Terry Ryan and the Twins will let Gardenhire finish his contract.

Derek Wetmore is the senior editor for 1500ESPN.com. His previous stops include MLB.com and the Minnesota Daily.
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