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10/20/2006 10:48 AM ET
Twins sign Ron Gardenhire to two-year extension
Team also re-signs coaching staff through 2008
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MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Twins announced today that they have signed Manager Ron Gardenhire to a two-year contract extension. The deal will take effect for the 2008 and 2009 seasons, as he is under contract for 2007 as part of a two-year extension he signed on January 5, 2005.

In addition, the Twins have signed pitching coach Rick Anderson, bench coach Steve Liddle, bullpen coach Rick Stelmaszek, third base coach Scott Ullger, hitting coach Joe Vavra and first base coach Jerry White to contracts which will run through the 2008 season.

"Ron and his staff have done a tremendous job, not only in 2006, but over the last several years," said Twins General Manager Terry Ryan. "Their leadership, knowledge and work ethic have helped our players excel in this organization."

Gardenhire, 48, was named manager of the Twins on January 4, 2002. He has led the Twins to the American League Central Division title in four of his five seasons as manager, becoming the third manager in Major League history to reach the playoffs in four of his first five seasons (Cito Gaston, 1989-93 with Toronto and Larry Dierker, 1997-2001 with Houston).

He has a career record of 455-354 (.562) as a Major League manager, and in 2006 became the first manager in club history to have five consecutive winning seasons. Since the beginning of 2002, Gardenhire has the fourth most wins among all managers (Joe Torre - 497, Tony LaRussa - 470 and Bobby Cox - 467).

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