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Twins add Brunansky, Cuellar, Steinbach to staff

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  • Minnesota Twins Pedro Florimon works with Tom Brunansky during a 2012 spring training session. Brunansky was hired Monday as the new hitting coach for the Twins.

      Minnesota Twins Pedro Florimon works with Tom Brunansky during a 2012 spring training session. Brunansky was hired Monday as the new hitting coach for the Twins.
    Associated Press/2012 file

 
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MINNEAPOLIS After failing to challenge the Detroit Tigers or the Chicago White Sox for the Central Division last season, the Minne

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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