The Minnesota Twins have fired three coaches and their head athletic trainer in the wake of a second straight last-place finish in the AL Central.
Twins bullpen coach Rick Stelmaszek is being replaced on a short-term basis by longtime minor league manager Phil Roof. Stelmaszek is recovering from surgery to repair a detached retina. He has missed all of spring training.
Statistics don't begin to capture Ted Williams, a bigger-than-life, loud, vain, foul-mouthed and strongly opinionated man who felt there was only one way to do things, writes Jim Caple.