Kelly gets two-year extension

September 13, 1991

Tom Kelly celebrated his fifth anniversary as Minnesota Twins manager in style, agreeing to terms on a two-year contract extension yesterday.

The Twins, who missed out on postseason play from 1971-86, are closing in on their second American League West title in Kelly's tenure. In 1987, Minnesota took the division and then won the World Series for the first time since the club moved from Washington in 1961.

In his five years, not including last night's game in Texas, Kelly, 41, has a 427-384 record, second in team history to Sam Mele's 522-431 mark.

* CUBS: Andre Dawson's $3.3 million contract option for 1992 became guaranteed when the team played its 140th game of the season and the 37-year-old outfielder remained healthy.

During the 1990 All-Star break, Dawson agreed to a deal that paid him $3.3 million this season. The Cubs had the option for 1992 with a $400,000 buyout, but the contract contained a clause that said the second year would become guaranteed if he were available for 140 games.

* METS: Right fielder Hubie Brooks underwent surgery in Inglewood, Calif., to repair a herniated disk. A spokesman said Brooks, 34, will remain at Centinela Hospital for three to five days and that a full recovery is expected.

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