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TWINS ANNOUNCE 2020 MINOR LEAGUE STAFF ASSIGNMENTS

January 15, 2020

MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL, MN -The Minnesota Twins announced today that their minor league managerial and coaching positions have been filled for the 2020 season. Of note, all seven affiliates will have two pitching coaches, one of whom is bilingual (English and Spanish), while the top three levels will employ five-person coaching

MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL, MN -The Minnesota Twins announced today that their minor league managerial and coaching positions have been filled for the 2020 season. Of note, all seven affiliates will have two pitching coaches, one of whom is bilingual (English and Spanish), while the top three levels will employ five-person coaching staffs.

Rookie-level Elizabethton Twins
Ray Smith embarks on his 27th season overall as manager with Rookie-level Elizabethton, his 34th campaign on the E-town staff and his 42nd with the Twins organization. Smith owns a career 1,048-701 (.599) managerial record, with 14 first-place finishes. Jeff Reed is back for his 19th season as Elizabethton's hitting coach, while Richard Salazar returns for his second season as pitching coach. Jimmy Alvarez joins E-town as a coach, after serving in the same role for the DSL Twins in 2019. Matt Smith is the new Elizabethton trainer, joining the Twins after spending 2019 with Triple-A Pawtucket in the Red Sox organization. Cesar Castillo, the strength and conditioning coach for the GCL Twins last year, joins E-town in the same role.
                               
                                                               Rochester                             Pensacola                                 Ft. Myers                                                  Cedar Rapids
Manager                                             Toby Gardenhire                 Ramon Borrego                        Aaron Sutton                                                  Brian Dinkelman
Hitting Coach(es)                           Matt Borgschulte                Ryan Smith                                Nate Rasmussen                                         Bryce Berg
                                                                                                                                                                       Brian Meyer
Pitching Coach(es)                         Mike McCarthy                     Luis Ramirez                             Virgil Vasquez                                               Peter Larson
                                                               Cibney Bello                         Nat Ballenberg                         Carlos Hernandez                                          Calvin Maduro
Coach(es)                                           Robbie Robinson                 Joe Mangiameli                       
Trainer(s)                                         Jason Kirkman                      Chris McNeely                          Ben Myers                                                   Tyler Blair
Strength & Conditioning             Jacob Dean                            Travis Koon                               Chuck Bradway                                              Colin Feikles
                                                               Elizabethton                       GCL Twins                                DSL Twins
Manager                                             Ray Smith                              Takashi Miyoshi                       Seth Feldman
Hitting Coach(es)                           Jeff Reed                                 Shawn Schlecter                       Yeison Perez
                                                                                                                 Jairo Rodriguez                        Ricardo Nanita & Steven Rosen
Pitching Coach(es_                         Richard Salazar                    Mark Moriarty                          Jared Gaynor
                                                                                                                 Dan Urbina                                Kevin Rodriguez
Coach(es)                                           Jimmy Alvarez                      Tyler Smarslok                        
                                                                                                                 Brad McKenney                       
Trainer(s)                                         Matt Smith                            Asja Morello                              Carlos Frías & Wladimir Morales
Strength & Conditioning             Cesar Castillo                       Garrett Hudson                        Juan Carlos Pinta & Miguel Cabrera
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