The organizational shake-up continues at 1 Twins Way.
The Twins on Thursday fired professional scout Wayne Krivsky, who held various roles with the club and was one of their key decision-makers before the new regime of Derek Falvey and Thad Levine took over late last year.
Another pro scout, Greg Orr, also was let go. He had just joined the Twins in January after leaving the Yankees.
Krivsky spent this season as a pro scout but previously had served as a special assistant to General Manager Terry Ryan. Throughout his time with the Twins, he was one of Ryan’s closest confidants. Ryan was fired during the 2016 season and currently is a scout for the Phillies.
Krivsky joined the Twins in 1999 after spending 10 years with Texas. In February 2006 he was named general manager of the Cincinnati Reds. He got off to a promising start, dealing the underwhelming Wily Mo Pena for Bronson Arroyo, then a player to be named later — pitcher Jeff Stevens — to Cleveland for Brandon Phillips, but was replaced by Walt Jocketty in 2008.
He worked for the Mets and the Orioles before returning to the Twins in 2011 to be one of Ryan’s special assistants. When Falvey and Levine took over, Krivsky was no longer part of the inner circle.
The moves mean the Twins will be busy this offseason searching for replacements. The period from August through November is an important time of year for movement within the industry. And the Twins are making it known that they have positions available.
Indications are that the Twins will think outside the box and consider adding some people who currently are not involved in baseball.