Posted October 22, 2012 on AP on Fox
The Minnesota Twins have hired Tom Brunansky as their hitting coach, Bobby Cuellar to be the bullpen coach and Terry Steinbach as a bench coach and catching instructor. The staff changes were finalized on Monday. Brunansky, the right fielder on Minnesota's 1987 World Series championship team, was the hitting coach for Triple-A Rochester this year, and Cuellar was the pitching coach. Steinbach has been a guest spring training instructor but not a full-time coach until now. The native of New Ulm, Minn., and former University of Minnesota star played three of his 14 major league seasons with the Twins. Cuellar has been a minor league coach for the Twins organization for nine years. He's credited with helping two-time Cy Young Award winner Johan Santana develop his trademark changeup.

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