5 Thoughts: Twins add former MLB catcher to coaching staff, change third base coaches
Also, 5 Thoughts on the pitchers who are gone and the ones that remain available
The Twins on Friday announced that former MLB catcher Hank Conger will join Rocco Baldelli’s coaching staff, and the new guy will wear two hats. He’s the team’s new first base coach and also will work with catchers after Bill Evers retired. First base was available because the Twins are moving Tommy Watkins to third base coach; they’re moving Tony Diaz into the dugout, where he’ll become the assistant bench coach.
Conger, who is only 33 years old, retired from playing in the U.S. after the 2017 season. After one season playing in the Mexican Baseball League he became a catching coach for the Lotte Giants in the Korea Baseball Organization (KBO). He was a first-round pick in 2006 and is basically three years older than Mitch Garver.
The Twins have also added Luis Ramirez to the coaching staff, promoting the Double-A Wichita pitching coach to become the MLB assistant pitching coach. Ramirez has been with the Twins for the past 16 seasons.
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