Minnesota Twins 2018 minor league staff assignments

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Elizabethton Twins

Manager: Ray Smith

Hitting Coach: Jeff Reed

Pitching Coach: Luis Ramirez

Coach: Takashi Miyoshi

While every one of the other minor league squads has had quite the shakeup to their staffs, the Rookie-ball Elizabethton Twins will be returning many of the same coaches. Ray Smith enters his 25th season with the E-Twins. Jeff Reed has been with him for what will 17 of those 25 seasons with the E-Twins. Luis Ramirez enters his 4th season with the team while Takashi Miyoshi becomes the lone new member of the staff.

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GCL Twins

Manager: Dan Ramsay

Hitting Coach: Luis Rodriguez

Hitting Coach: Matt Borgschulte

Pitching Coach: Virgil Vasquez

Dan Ramsay steps in to take Borrego’s place as manager with the GCL Twins. Ramsay comes to the Twins organization for Whitworth University where he has coached for the past nine years. Virgil Vasquez has been around the Twins minor leagues for a while and will start his 4th season as pitching coach of the GCL Twins. Twins fans likely recognize the name Luis Rodriguez who was an infielder with the Twins from 2005-2007 and hit .243/.311/.339 over that time frame. He will serve as the hitting coach with the GCL Twins alongside Matt Borgschulte.

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Minor League Coordinators

Edgar Varela-Minor League Field Coordinator

Bob McClure-Senior Pitching Advisor

Rick Eckstein-Minor League Hitting Coordinator

Sam Perlozzo-Minor League Infield/Baserunning Coordinator

Pete Maki-Minor League Pitching Coordinator

J.P. Swanson-Minor League Assistant Pitching Coordinator

Tanner Swanson-Minor League Catching Coordinator

Mike Quade-Minor League Outfield Coordinator

Chad Jackson-Minor League Rehab Coordinator

Two interesting names out of this list are Bob McClure and Pete Maki. McClure joins the Twins after serving many seasons as a major league pitching coach. Most recently McClure was with the Phillies and is also a former teammate of Twins manager Paul Molitor. Maki comes to the Twins from Duke where he has coached for the past two seasons as their pitching coach. He will be taking over Eric Rasmussen‘s position after he was let go by the Twins this offseason.