MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Minnesota Twins general manager Terry Ryan has removed the interim tag from his title.
Ryan said Friday he's ``all set and committed and ready to go'' to try to turn around the Twins, who lost 96 games this season and 99 the year before.
His first offseason moves came Thursday, when he told bullpen coach Rick Stelmaszek, third base coach Steve Liddle, first base coach Jerry White and head athletic trainer Rick McWane their contracts weren't being renewed. Hitting coach Joe Vavra and bench coach Scott Ullger will stay on the staff but in different roles.
Manager Ron Gardenhire will enter the final year of his contract without an extension.
Ryan resigned as general manager in 2007 and remained as an adviser until Bill Smith was fired last year.
Advertisement

Top MLB Public Bets

Advertisement

MLB Top Stories

Thumbnail Bautista re-signs, Blue Jays 30/1 Jose Bautista is heading back to Toronto on a one-year deal. What are the current odds of the Blue Jays to win the World Series?
Thumbnail Jays, Bautista could be close to deal Could the Blue Jays be nearing a new deal with slugger Jose Bautista?
Thumbnail Red Sox favored to win AL Pennant The Boston Red Sox are favored to win the 2017 American League Pennant, while the defending champs have the next-best odds.
Thumbnail Updated 2017 NL Pennant Odds The Chicago Cubs remain favored to win the 2017 National League Pennant at 9/5, but which team is listed second?
Thumbnail Cubs remain World Series Favorites The Cubs remain favored to win the 2017 World Series while the Red Sox have the next-best odds according to oddsmakers.
Advertisement

MLB Team Pages