The Major League Baseball regular season has officially come to an end with the conclusion of Sunday afternoon’s games. Now with the playoff picture set, teams that underachieved this season will begin to make offseason moves and transactions that will set their teams up for next season.
The Minnesota Twins finished Sunday with a 3-0 loss to the hands of the Detroit Tigers and finished the season with a 70-92 record, their fourth straight season with 92 or more losses.
According to Patrick Reusse of 1550 ESPN, Twins manager Ron Gardenhire has been fired.
Ron Gardenhire is out.
— Patrick Reusse (@1500ESPN_Reusse) September 29, 2014
Gardenhire played a huge role in the franchise’s resurgence, guiding the Twins to their first of six American League Central division titles in 2002 in his first year as the Twins manager, But Gardenhire’s teams only got out of the first round of the postseason one time in those six trips.
Gardenhire was the American League Manager of the Year in 2010, the last time the Twins made the playoffs and had a winning record. He compiled a 1068-1039 record in 13 seasons as manager of the Twins.