Minnesota Twins hire Derek Shelton as bench coach

Published 8:56 pm Monday, November 6, 2017

MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Twins have hired Derek Shelton as their bench coach.

The Twins announced the move Monday. Shelton was the Toronto Blue Jays’ quality control coach this year.

The 47-year-old Shelton will be going into his 14th season as a coach in some capacity at the major league level. He previously served as Tampa Bay’s hitting coach from 2010-16 and Cleveland’s hitting coach from 2005-09.

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Shelton began his coaching career in the Yankees’ organization in 1997 and held various coaching positions in their minor league system. Shelton played two minor league seasons in the Yankees’ organization from 1992-93 before elbow surgery ended his career.