Molitor was introduced as Ron Gardenhire’s successor at a Tuesday news conference at Target Field, with family members as well as current Twins players Joe Mauer and Glen Perkins seated in the front row.
“We can win now. I didn’t come here not to win. I came to win,” Molitor said.
“We’re ready to win here, we need to get going,” said Twins GM Terry Ryan on decision to bring in Molitor.
The Twins finished in the cellar last season with a 70-92 record, 20 games behind the Kansas City Royals, who played in the World Series. The Twins last won the American League Central Division in 2010.
Molitor, 58, is a hall of famer and a former player with the Milwaukee Brewers who had over 3,000 hits.