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Minn. Twins Interview Scott Ullger

October 16, 2001

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) _ The Minnesota Twins interviewed coach Scott Ullger in their search for a manager to succeed Tom Kelly, who retired Friday.

General manager Terry Ryan spoke on the phone for about two hours Monday with Ullger, who has coached in the Twins’ organization for 11 years and lives in Visalia, Calif. He has been the Twins’ batting coach for the last two years.

On Sunday, Ryan met with third base coach Ron Gardenhire, considered a top prospect within the organization, along with Paul Molitor.

Molitor, a coach for two years since retiring from playing in 1998, was asked by Ryan to apply for the job.

Ryan plans to consider outsiders, too. Names that have been mentioned includes Yankees third base coach Willie Randolph and former Montreal manager Felipe Alou.

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