Jake Mauer Named 2017 Chattanooga Lookouts Manager

Former Manager Doug Mientkiewicz Returns To Ft. Myers For Family Reason

Monday, January 9, 2017
Jake Mauer
Jake Mauer
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Jake Mauer, the brother of Twins first baseman Joe Mauer, was promoted to manage Double-A Chattanooga after managing at Class A Cedar Rapids the past four seasons. Mauer, in his 10th year coaching in the organization, replaces former Twins first baseman Doug Mientkiewicz, who returns to manage at Fort Myers to take over for Smith and be closer to home.

Mientkiewicz previously managed at Fort Myers from 2013-14 before moving up to Chattanooga for the past two seasons.

Veteran skipper Mike Quade remains Triple-A Rochester's manager, while former Twins infielder Tommy Watkins will replace Mauer as manager at Cedar Rapids. Watkins was previously the hitting coach with the Lookouts.

Double-A is the fourth and highest level at which Mauer has managed, and the 38-year-old former Minor Leaguer has had success at his previous stops. At Cedar Rapids, he had a winning record all four seasons he was there, posting a combined record of 316-241 (.567 winning percentage).

Mientkiewicz, known for his fiery personality, has also shined as a Minor League manager, leading Fort Myers to the postseason in 2013 and '14, including the Florida State League crown in '14 before guiding Chattanooga to the Southern League title in '15. He also worked heavily with Twins youngsters such as Byron Buxton, Max Kepler and Miguel Sano.  



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