- Associated Press - Friday, December 19, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The Minnesota Twins have hired former Chicago Cubs manager Mike Quade to run their top farm team.

The Twins announced their 2015 minor league staff assignments Friday, with Quade joining the organization for the first time. He’ll be the manager at Triple-A Rochester. Quade took charge of the Cubs late in the 2010 season and managed them again in 2011.

Doug Mientkiewicz, who was a candidate for the major league manager job that went to Paul Molitor, was moved up a level to manage Double-A Chattanooga. Jeff Smith took Mientkiewicz’s manager post with Class A Fort Myers, and Jake Mauer was slated to manage Class A Cedar Rapids for the third straight season.

Ray Smith and Ramon Borrego will manage the rookie level teams in Tennessee and Florida, respectively.


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