Twins name Indians' Falvey to lead baseball operations

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Minnesota Twins have named Cleveland Indians executive Derek Falvey to take over baseball operation, one day after wrapping up their worst season ever.

The 33-year-old assistant general manager has been with Cleveland for nine seasons. He will join the Twins after the playoff-bound Indians wrap up their season.

Falvey replaces Terry Ryan, who was fired in the middle of a season in which the Twins plummeted to 103 losses, the team's worst record since they started playing in Minnesota in 1961. Falvey will be executive vice president/chief baseball officer.

Falvey joined the Indians in 2007 as an intern. He worked in the scouting department his first three years before becoming assistant director of baseball operations in 2011.

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This story corrects that Ryan was fired.

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