Two Twins front office notes to pass along: The team did indeed decline permission for the Orioles to speak to VP of Player Personnel, Mike Radcliff, about Baltimore's vacant GM job, according to people familiar with the discussions.

Also, the Twins hope to soon finalize an agreement with former assistant GM Wayne Krivsky that would bring him back to the organization, likely as a special assistant to GM Bill Smith.

Krivsky, 57, left the Twins to become the Reds general manager after the 2005 season. After getting fired by the Reds in 2008, he went on to become a special assistant for the Orioles and Mets.

Krivsky would focus primarily on pro scouting for the Twins, but the team's current inner circle -- which includes Smith, Radcliff, assistant GM Rob Antony and former GM Terry Ryan -- would welcome Krivsky's input as a former major league GM.

Beyond the potential Krivsky hire, and perhaps adding a few new area scouts, the Twins aren't planning any shake-ups. Radcliff's title will not change, but it's clear the organization considers him a vital cog moving forward.

I'll have more on what all this means in tonight's first editions.