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The Minnesota Twins introduced Hall of Famer Paul Molitor as their new manager on Tuesday, officially taking over from long-time bench boss Ron Gardenhire, who was fired at the end of last season. Its been a long journey for me, said Molitor. Ive had opportunities to think about this for many years. Ive spun it through and spun it out and finally everything kind of seemed to come together right. The 57-year-old is signed to a three-year deal through the 2017 season to take over the reins at Target Field for the Twins, who finished last in the American League Central Division, posting a 70-92 record, 20 games off the pace. Were a young club here, said Twins general manager Terry Ryan. We were probably the youngest club as we approached September. We need somebody that can teach. Paul can do that, has done that with us. Molitor was a member of the Twins coaching staff last season, handling mostly base running, bunting, infield instruction, and positioning. Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2004, Molitor spent 15 seasons with the Milwaukee Brewers before joining the Toronto Blue Jays in 1993 and helping them capture their second consecutive World Series title, for which he was named World Series MVP. He would go on to finish his career playing his final three seasons with his hometown Twins. Molitor is one of only six players in MLB history to have 3,000 hits and 500 stolen bases. Cheap MLB Jerseys Authentic . After seven wins in a row, they have to do it one more time to get into the playoffs. Brooks Robinson Jersey . The hard-serving 22-year-old from Thornhill, Ont., became the first Canadian to be ranked in the Top 10 on the ATP World Tour thanks to his runner-up performance at Rogers Cup in Montreal. http://www.cheaporiolesjerseys.com/?tag=cheap-zach-britton-jersey . Its the second straight year he has decided not to play as he cuts back his schedule. Stricker was replaced in the field by Ryo Ishikawa of Japan. Frank Robinson Jersey . Louis Cardinals pitcher Jaime Garcia will have surgery on his left shoulder this week and is expected to miss the rest of the season. Adam Jones Jersey . "This isnt really the week you want to lose Chris Greaves," fellow lineman Glenn January said Wednesday after practice. Greaves is expected to miss several weeks after suffering a knee injury in last weeks 36-28 win over the Ottawa Redblacks.Brandon Prust and Lars Eller both attended practice on Monday as the Montreal Canadiens tuned up for Wednesdays playoff opener against the Tampa Bay Lightning. It was Prusts first full practice since being shut down around March 19 due to a suspected rib injury. Prust took part in penalty-kill drills alongside Michael Bournival, and later with Brian Gionta. Canadiens public relations told media that Prust is currently not in game shape and is not guaranteed to play in the opener against the Lightning. Eller sat out the lasst three games of the regular season with a flu bug and practiced with the team for the first time since his illness.dddddddddddd Mondays practice lines Forwards:Pacioretty - Desharnais - VanekBrière/Bourque - Plekanec - GallagherPrust - Eller - GiontaBournival - White - WeiseParros Defence:Markov - EmelinGorges - SubbanBouillon - WeaverMurray - Tinordi Goaltenders:PriceBudaj First Power Play:Pacioretty - Desharnais - VanekMarkov - Subban Second Power Play:Brière - Plekanec - Gallagher/BourqueEmelin - Gorges ' ' '