The Minnesota Twins are expected to name their newest president soon, and it will likely be current Cleveland Indians assistant general manager Derek Falvey, according to several sources on Twitter. Falvey was believed to be a “strong candidate” for the job as early as last week.
Sources: Indians assistant GM Derek Falvey is the distinct favorite to be named new president of the Minnesota Twins. Could happen soon.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) September 26, 2016
Falvey, 32, began his career with the Indians as a baseball operations intern in 2007, quickly working his way up through the scouting department and eventually as director of baseball operations and assistant general manager, where he currently resides. He was promoted to assistant general manager as part of an organizational shift when previous president of baseball operations, Mark Shapiro, left for a similar job with the Toronto Blue Jays.
Falvey will replace longtime Twins general manager Terry Ryan, who the Twins let go of in July amid a disappointing 2016 season.