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Updated: October 4th, 2012 3:33pm
Paul Molitor 'would probably be open to (coaching)' if Twins asked

Paul Molitor 'would probably be open to (coaching)' if Twins asked

by Phil Mackey
1500ESPN.com
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The final results are still unknown, but as of Thursday afternoon the Minnesota Twins had already undergone the biggest field staff shakeup in recent franchise history.

It's likely the Triple-A coaching staff -- Tom Brunansky, Bobby Cuellar and manager Gene Glynn -- will all be candidates to receive promotions when the time comes.

Paul Molitor also has interest.

In an interview with 1500 ESPN's Reusse & Mackey Show Thursday, Molitor said, "If they ask me to come in and interview, I would probably be open to doing that."

Molitor, 56, currently works in the organization as a roving minor league instructor. Last month he spent time working with the instructional league roster in Fort Myers.

Molitor hit .306/.369/.446 with 235 home runs and 504 stolen bases in his 21-year, Hall-of-Fame career, spending the last three seasons with the Twins. He stuck around as Tom Kelly's bench coach from 1999 to 2001.

"I don't want to speculate, because I'm not sure exactly what's going to come down here in the next 48 hours as far as the staff, but there's something about (coaching) that definitely, I think, timing-wise for me, I might have an interest," Molitor said. "But I haven't really been approached about that possibility, and I don't want to assume I'd be a potential candidate."

The Twins are expected to hold a media session on Friday afternoon with owner Jim Pohlad, president Dave St. Peter and general manager Terry Ryan to discuss Thursday's shakeups.

It's unknown when coaching staff replacements will be named, but it's possible announcements could be put on hold until after the Twins' organizational meetings in Fort Myers on Oct. 14.

Phil Mackey is a columnist for 1500ESPN.com. He co-hosts "Mackey & Judd" from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekdays on 1500 ESPN Twin Cities.
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