Major League Baseball roundup
(The Sports Xchange) - Paul Molitor, a Hall of Fame player and native of neighboring St. Paul, was introduced as Minnesota Twins manager Tuesday, succeeded Ron Gardenhire after the latter was relieved of his duties to end his 13-season stint in the dugout.
Molitor is the 13th manager of the Twins since the franchise moved to Minnesota from Washington D.C. in 1961, but only the third since 1986.
Third baseman Pablo Sandoval rejected a $15.3 million qualifying offer from the San Francisco Giants, Fox Sports reported Tuesday.
The 28-year-old Sandoval was a key player in the Giants' run to the World Series championship. He was one of 12 free agents in Major League Baseball who were extended qualifying offers on Monday.
Terry Francona and the Cleveland Indians agreed to a contract extension that includes team options for 2019 and 2020.
The deal adds two years to Francona's current deal. He was originally signed to a four-year deal entering the 2013 season when he was named American League Manager of the Year.
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