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Twins Manager Ron Gardenhire to miss two games
Twins Manager Ron Gardenhire to miss two games

Minnesota Manager Ron Gardenhire will miss the Twins' games on Friday and Saturday against Kansas City to attend Saturday's funeral of Michael Hirschbeck in Ohio. Hirschbeck, the son of umpire John Hirschbeck, died Tuesday at age 27. He had battled adrenoleukodystrophy, a disease that affects the brain and nervous system. Once while in Minneapolis for medical tests at the University of Minnesota, former Twins manager Tom Kelly invited the younger Hirschbeck to be the team's batboy for a game. It was the beginning of a relationship between Michael and the Twins that continued when Gardenhire became manager. Moore update Tampa Bay left-hander Matt Moore plans to play catch in a few...

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