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Fri, 16 Dec 2011 06:45:00 -0800
Former Minnesota Twins general manager Bill Smith will return to the team as assistant to the president and general manager.
Thu, 15 Dec 2011 01:44:15 -0800
Former Minnesota Twins general manager Bill Smith is in the process of finalizing a new role in the Minnesota organization. Smith will likely become a special assistant to the president and GM. In that role, he would oversee Latin America development and plans for the team's Spring Training facility.
Sun, 13 Nov 2011 10:40:00 -0800
Former Minnesota Twins general manager Bill Smith could return to the organization as a special assistant to interim general manager Terry Ryan and team executive Wayne Krivsky.
Mon, 07 Nov 2011 13:21:19 -0800
The Minnesota Twins fired general manager Bill Smith Monday, Nov. 7, and announced that assistant general manager Terry Ryan will become the interim GM.
Thu, 29 Sep 2011 10:35:25 -0700
Minnesota Twins owner Jim Pohlad said Wednesday, Sept. 28, that general manager Bill Smith and manager Ron Gardenhire will return for the 2012 season following the team's disappointment this year after going 63-99.
Sat, 30 Jul 2011 02:16:08 -0700
Minnesota Twins general manager Bill Smith would like to add experience to his bullpen at the trading deadline but he realizes it will be hard. "There are about 20 clubs looking for bullpen help. We're in contention; we're right where we want to be. We dug ourselves a big hole in the first two months of the season, we climbed out quite a ways in the middle two months of the season, and now we're heading into the final two months of the season and we've got a lot of work to do," Smith said.
Wed, 18 Mar 2009 08:59:49 -0700
Phil Miller, of the Pioneer Press, reports Minnesota Twins C Joe Mauer (back) will not need surgery to fix the pain in his lower back, according to general manager Bill Smith. However, the team is still waiting on what the recommended treatment for Mauer's back is. Mauer has been doing non-baseball workouts to strengthen his body as he waits for the course of treatment.
Fri, 30 Jan 2009 11:30:22 -0800
Joe Christensen, of the Minneapolis Star Tribune, reports Minnesota Twins P Jose Mijares is not a lock to make the team out of Spring Training, according to general manager Bill Smith.
Fri, 02 Jan 2009 06:17:22 -0800
The Minneapolis Star-Tribune's La Velle E. Neal III reports Minnesota Twins C Joe Mauer (kidney) recently had surgery to eliminate a kidney obstruction. General manager Bill Smith stressed that Mauer's situation isn't serious, and he's expected to be ready to go in Spring Training.
Thu, 18 Dec 2008 04:46:42 -0800
The Minneapolis Star Tribune's Joe Christensen reports Minnesota Twins SP Francisco Liriano made his third start in the Dominican Winter League Tuesday, Dec. 16, and allowed four hits in 4 2/3 shutout innings. He's 0-1 with a 1.00 ERA. General manager Bill Smith said Liriano is building his pitch count gradually, just like pitchers do in Spring Training, and won't throw more than 75 pitches in any outing. Liriano will pitch in the World Baseball Classic for the Dominican Republic.