Twins Fire Vice President, General Manager Terry Ryan
Minnesota Has AL Worst 33-58 Record
The Minnesota Twins have made a decision to fire Executive Vice President and General Manager Terry Ryan.
Assistant General Manager Rob Antony is taking over Ryan’s duties effective immediately on an interim basis the team said in a release Monday.
“The decision to part ways with Terry was difficult, painful and not obvious,” says CEO Jim Pohlad. “Terry has been a gifted leader of the baseball department for over eighteen seasons. It is impossible to overstate his contribution to our game, our team and the Upper Midwest baseball community.”
Ryan was named the fourth general manager in September 1994, but resigned in 2007. He then took back the position of executive vice president and general manager in November 2011 after serving four seasons as a special assistant to then general manager Bill Smith.
“While disappointed we were unable to bring Minnesota a third World Championship, I leave the GM post with immense pride in being part of the Twins organization for the better part of three decades,” Ryan said.
Ryan began his professional career with the Twins in 1972, but his career was cut short due to an arm injury.