The Philadelphia Phillies have hired Terry Ryan as a special assignment scout.

Ryan was the general manager of the Twins until being fired last summer. He had been with the Twins since the mid-1980s, when he was the scouting director for the team. At the time, he worked for Twins General Manager Andy MacPhail, who is now president of baseball operations for the Phillies.

In a press release sent out by the Phillies, General Manager Matt Klentak was quoted as saying: "I have known Terry for more than a decade and have enormous respect for all that he accomplished during his tenure with the Twins. Terry's work ethic, loyalty and track record as a talent evaluator are simply unparalleled in our game."

The Phillies finished fourth among the five teams in the National League East last season with a 71-91 record.

In the news release, Ryan said: "I'm very happy to be joining the Phillies and have the opportunity to provide some impact and evaluation. [The Phillies] have what many in the industry consider to be one of the top farm systems in baseball."



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