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Ron Gardenhire | Catcher

Team: Detroit Tigers
Age / DOB:  (60) / 10/24/1957
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 175
Bats / Throws: Right / Right

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The Tigers on Thursday officially announced the hiring of Chris Bosio as their new pitching coach.
They announced their full staff under new manager Ron Gardenhire, which included keeping Lloyd McClendon around as hitting coach. Bosio had been the pitching coach for the Cubs before being fired last week. Nov 3 - 9:20 AM

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The Tigers have hired Ramon Santiago as their first base and infield coach.

Santiago, who just announced the end of his playing career, is the latest addition to Ron Gardenhire's coaching staff. It's a homecoming of sorts for Santiago, who played 10 seasons with the Tigers as a utility infielder.
Source: Facebook
Oct 31 - 3:53 PM

LaVelle E. Neal III reports that Twins bench coach Joe Vavra has left the team to join the Tigers.

Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press hears that Vavra will be the Tigers' quality control coach. He'll be reunited with manager Ron Gardenhire in Detroit after serving as Gardenhire's hitting coach in Minnesota for a few years.
Oct 30 - 4:51 PM

Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times reports that the Tigers are close to announcing the hiring of Chris Bosio as their new pitching coach.

Bosio was surprisingly cut loose by the Cubs last week but didn't take long to land another gig. He'll have a much tougher job on his hands in Detroit, as the Tigers feature a lot of uncertainty on their pitching staff.
Oct 26 - 7:29 PM

The Tigers on Friday announced the hiring of Ron Gardenhire as their new manager.

Gardenhire has received a three-year contract. The former Twins skipper went 1,068-1,039 in 13 seasons in Minnesota and this past season served as the Diamondbacks' bench coach. It'll be a tough gig for the soon-to-be 60-year-old, as the Tigers are facing a rebuilding effort.
Oct 20 - 12:39 PM

The Tigers have decided they want Ron Gardenhire as their next manager, The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal reports.

Jon Morosi of MLB Network reports that Gardenhire will receive a three-year deal. Gardenhire was interviewed for the Red Sox job, but it's expected that the nod there will go to Alex Cora. Assuming that's how it works out, then Gardenhire will return to the AL Central with the Tigers. The soon-to-be 60-year-old was 1,068-1,039 in 13 seasons with the Twins before being let go three years ago.
Source: The Athletic
Oct 19 - 5:24 PM

Former Twins manager Ron Gardenhire interviewed for the Red Sox managerial opening on Wednesday.

Gardenhire spent 2017 as the bench coach for the Diamondbacks. He joins Alex Cora and former Tigers' manager Brad Ausmus as candidates who have interviewed for the position. President of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski has said he does not have a timetable for when he'll make a decision on the job.
Oct 18 - 4:14 PM

According to Charley Walters of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, Ron Gardenhire is in the "final three" for the Red Sox managerial opening.

We don't have the names of the other two finalists, but Alex Cora, Brad Ausmus, Gary DiSarcina, Chili Davis, Brian Butterfield, and Jason Varitek would seem to be among the possibilities. Gardenhire served as the manager of the Twins for 13 years, from 2002 until his firing in September 2014. He spent the 2017 season as the bench coach of the Diamondbacks.
Oct 12 - 11:12 AM

Ron Gardenhire has been named the new bench coach of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Arizona also announced Tony Perezchica as third base coach, Mike Fetters as bullpen coach, and Robby Hammock as quality control coach. Gardenhire was fired from his longtime post as the Twins' manager in September 2014 but worked in Minnesota's front office in 2016 as a special assistant to (former) general manager Terry Ryan.
Thu, Nov 17, 2016 02:28:00 PM

Twins hired Ron Gardenhire as special assistant to general manager Terry Ryan.

Gardenhire was fired as the Twins' manager in September 2014 and has failed to land another dugout job despite multiple interviews. He's returning to a club that is off to a 3-9 start this season under second-year skipper Paul Molitor. It's an odd reunion.
Mon, Apr 18, 2016 02:41:00 PM

James Wagner of the Washington Post reports that the Nationals are expected to interview Ron Gardenhire for manager on Tuesday.

The Nationals interviewed longtime Giants bench coach Ron Wotus on Monday. The club has also interviewed Bud Black and Dusty Baker for the position. Like Black and Baker, Gardenhire has extensive experience. This is a point of emphasis for the Nationals after the dismissal of Matt Williams.
Tue, Oct 20, 2015 10:18:00 AM

Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish reports that the Brewers are not expected to hire Ron Gardenhire as their next manager.

With Ron Roenicke getting the axe late on Sunday, there have been rumblings that Gardenhire could be his successor, but that doesn't seem to be the case. Craig Counsell seems like an option that is gaining steam and could be the mystery man announced on Monday.
Sun, May 3, 2015 11:22:00 PM

Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports that the Twins plan to introduce Paul Molitor as their new manager at a press conference on Tuesday.

Miller notes that this is assuming the club doesn't have "a last-minute change of heart" or there is "a snag in negotiations over financial terms and coaching staff." Molitor was the runner-up when Ron Gardenhire was named manager in 2002, was the first candidate to be interviewed when Gardy was fired and has been seen as the favorite for the gig all along. He beat out Red Sox bench coach Torey Lovullo for the job.
Sun, Nov 2, 2014 08:48:00 AM

A source with direct knowledge tells Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press that the Twins have yet to make an offer for their vacant managerial position.

The Twins and Rays are the last organizations still in search of a manager, so there isn't a huge rush to get someone under contract. A report Monday said Twins owner Jim Pohlad has spent recent days meeting with "multiple" candidates, so it's not as though the team has been inactive. Red Sox bench coach Torey Lovullo and Twins bench coach Paul Molitor appear to be the two frontrunners for the position.
Wed, Oct 29, 2014 08:17:00 PM

According to La Velle E. Neal III of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Twins owner Jim Pohlad has spent recent days meeting with "multiple" candidates for the team's managerial vacancy.

This would seem to indicate that the club is close to making a decision. It's believed that Pohlad has at least met with Twins coach Paul Molitor and Red Sox bench coach Torey Lovullo. For what it's worth, Neal speculates that the Twins will announce their new manager by the end of the week.
Mon, Oct 27, 2014 04:40:00 PM

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