Twins suspend pitching coach Neil Allen after DUI arrest

Thursday May 26th, 2016

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The Minnesota Twins suspended pitching coach Neil Allen indefinitely with pay on Thursday following an arrest on suspicion of drunken driving, the Associated Press reports.

The team acknowledged awareness of a pending DWI charge for Allen in a statement. The 58-year-old Allen is a former major league pitcher and recovering alcoholic, who told the Minneapolis Star Tribune last year that he had not drank alcohol since 1994.

The Twins have appointed minor league pitching coordinator Eric Rasmussen as interim pitching coach entering this weekend’s series in Seattle, which starts on Friday.

The Twins are a Major League-worst 12–34 entering Thursday’s slate of games, in last place in the American League.

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