NEW TWINS SPECIAL ASSISTANTS
Michael Cuddyer: Cuddyer, 37, played 15 major league seasons, including 11 with the Twins (2001-11), primarily as an outfielder. He won the National League batting title in 2013 (. 331 for Colorado) and is a two-time All-Star (2011 with Twins, 2013 with Rockies). His job description: Helping position player development by focusing on transition programs and teaching an understanding of major league expectations, environment, and culture.
LaTroy Hawkins: The 44-year-old is 10th in major league history with 1,042 appearances in 21 seasons with 11 teams. He pitched for the Twins from 1995-2003. His job description: The development of our organizational pitching philosophies used in the selection and development of all players.
Torii Hunter: A 19-year major league veteran, Hunter, 41, is five-time All-Star. He won nine Gold Gloves as an outfielder and played 12 seasons in Minnesota. His job description: A heavy focus on organizational culture and major league environment, and spending time with the major league team and baseball operations decisionmaking staff.