Updated: 05/14/2014 5:33 PM KSTP.com By: Nick Tabbert
Minnesota Twins manager Ron Gardenhire recently won his 1,000th game with the club.
Photo: Photo: AP/ Charles Rex Arbogast
Ron Gardenhire is going to be in the dugout for this summer's All-Star Game at Target Field. The Minnesota Twins manager was named to the American League's coaching staff Wednesday, the team said.
He was chosen by John Farrell, the manager of the World Series champion Boston Red Sox and the man who will manage the AL squad in the Midsummer Classic on July 15.
"I think out of respect to him and the city and the organization, it's a natural fit," Farrell said of picking Gardenhire.
The Red Sox are currently in Minneapolis to play the Twins at Target Field.
Gardenhire has been the Twins manager since 2002. He won his 1,000 game in April, joining Tom Kelly as the only managers in Twins history to reach such a mark.