JOTTINGS

• Longtime Twins executive Jerry Bell will have a baseball field named after him near his home in North St. Paul to be used for the city’s baseball and softball programs. The field will also be renovated in a coordinated project between the Twins Community Fund and the city of North St. Paul.

 

• When Gophers track standout Luca Wieland successfully defended his Big Ten decathlon title last weekend, he became only the fifth man in Big Ten history to accomplish that feat. The only other Gophers athlete to do it was Travis Brandstatter, who won the decathlon in 2004 and ’05. Wieland, a junior from Germany, was the NCAA heptathlon champion during the 2015 indoor season.

 

Terry Steinbach, the former Twins catcher and bench coach, will be the bench and hitting coach for the Willmar Stingers of the Northwoods League this season. Steinbach coached high school ball for Wayzata from 2008 to 2012 before joining the Twins coaching staff for 2013 and ’14.

 

Garrett Suter, the 28-year-old brother of Wild star Ryan Suter, was named coach and general manager of the Madison Capitols of the United States Hockey League. He replaces Troy Ward, who resigned last month after one season. Ryan Suter serves as the Capitols team chairman and was in attendance for the news conference Wednesday morning.

 

• Former Wild defenseman Brent Burns is having a fantastic run in the playoffs with the San Jose Sharks, entering Saturday he had six goals and 12 assists for 18 points in 15 games, with nine of those points coming on the power play, where he has really shined. Burns is second overall in the NHL in playoff scoring this season.

 

• Guard Randy Foye, who played for the Timberwolves from 2006 to ’09, is getting some playing time this postseason off the bench for the Oklahoma City Thunder, his sixth NBA team. He’s averaging 3.1 points, 1.6 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 12.4 minutes per game.