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Triple-A manager Glynn joins Twins staff for rest of season

Triple-A manager Glynn joins Twins staff for rest of season

Triple-A manager Glynn joins Twins staff for rest of season

CHICAGO -- The Twins added another coach to their staff for the final two weeks of the regular season, as Triple-A Rochester manager Gene Glynn joined the Twins on their road trip.

Glynn guided Rochester to a 77-67 record and a spot in the International League playoffs, where they lost to Pawtucket in a deciding Game 5.

Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said he was happy to have Glynn on the staff, as the two speak frequently during the season.

"We stay in contact quite a bit," Gardenhire said. "Any time there's player movement up and down or I see they're going through a good stretch or bad stretch, I'll give him a buzz. He lets me know about players. So it's nice having a guy like that with so much experience."

Glynn has good rapport with many of the club's players because many of them played in Rochester over the last two seasons. He's also helping give recommendations such as giving Eric Fryer a chance to start his first game with the Twins at catcher on Wednesday against the White Sox with Scott Diamond on the mound.

"I talked to Gene Glynn about it and I talked to Diamond about it," Gardenhire said. "Those two work well together. So we'll watch those guys up Wednesday and let Fryer catch a game and start a game, which he deserves."

Rhett Bollinger is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Bollinger Beat, and follow him on Twitter @RhettBollinger. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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