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Gardenhire’s son joins Twins organization

Former Twins farmhand Toby Gardenhire, son of former manager Ron Gardenhire, has resigned after five seasons as head baseball coach at University of Wisconsin-Stout to take a full-time player-development role with the Twins. The younger Gardenhire, 34, went 81-116 as the Blue Devils’ coach.

While Toby Gardenhire’s role had yet to be finalized, it is likely to be similar to the part-time coaching role he had last summer with the Twins’ Gulf Coast League club.

Ron Gardenhire, fired in 2014 after 13 seasons as Twins big-league manager, recently took a job as bench coach under new Arizona Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo. The elder Gardenhire spent last season as a special assistant under former Twins general manager Terry Ryan.