Twins hire Derek Falvey as new Chief Baseball Officer

The Minnesota Twins announced they’ve hired Derek Falvey as the club’s Executive Vice President, Chief Baseball Officer.

33-year-old Falvey has spent the last nine seasons with the Cleveland Indians, mostly recently as the Assistant General Manager. Falvey will be in charge of establishing the vision and related strategies for the club’s baseball operation.

The move comes one day after the club ended one of their worst seasons in franchise history with 103 losses.

“I believe the addition of Derek Falvey to the Minnesota Twins will markedly enhance our organizational excellence and bring championship baseball back to Minnesota,” said Twins Owner Jim Pohlad.

Falvey will start as soon as the Cleveland Indians season is over.

“It’s a tremendous honor to have the opportunity to lead the Twins baseball operation.  This is a proud, resilient franchise, and I’m eager to return championship-caliber baseball to the Twin Cities,” Falvey said. “We will work diligently and collectively to select and develop top-performers, advance our processes, and nurture a progressive culture that will make fans across Twins Territory proud.”

“I’d like to express my sincere gratitude and appreciation to Jim Pohlad, Dave St. Peter and the entire Pohlad family for allowing me to become part of the Twins organization.  I am now and always will be grateful to the owners, the players and the past and present leadership -top to bottom- of the Cleveland Indians.  My wife, son, and I look forward to getting started in Minnesota this fall.” Falvey said.