MINNEAPOLIS (KMSP) - The Minnesota Twins have hired a few familiar faces to assist the team. The organization announced it hired former Twins Michael Cuddyer, LaTroy Hawkins and Torii Hunter as Special Assistants to Baseball Operations.
Cuddyer will help with player development by focusing on transition programs and teaching an understanding over major league expectations, environment and culture. He’ll also help with the amateur draft process and throughout the year as a resource for player acquisitions.
Hawkins will contribute to the development of pitching philosophies used in the selection and development of all players, along with assisting the amateur scouting process and trade deadline preparation meetings.
Hunter emphasizing will focus on organizational culture and major league environment, and spending time with the major league team and baseball operations decision making staff. He’ll also help with the amateur draft process, scouting, minor leagues and trade deadline preparation.
The Twins say all three will ultimately be responsible for serving as a resource for players and coaches in the mental and fundamental aspects of the game.