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Twins hire Derek Falvey as president of baseball operations

The Indians assistant GM will head north to run the Twins.

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UPDATE (Oct. 3): Minnesota officially announced the move, giving Falvey the official title of executive vice president and chief baseball officer. Falvey is likely to hire a new general manager once his duties with the Indians, who are in the postseason, are complete.

ORIGINAL (Sept. 26): The Twins will hire Indians assistant general manager Derek Falvey as their president of baseball operations, according to a report from Keith Law of ESPN.com. Yahoo! Sports’ Jeff Passan first reported that Falvey was the favorite for the job.

Falvey, 33, is likely to be one of two top executives hired by the Twins, who have reportedly been looking for a general manager in addition to a president of baseball operations. He has worked for the Indians since November 2007, working as the club’s assistant director of baseball operations and later their director of baseball operations before being promoted to assistant GM last October.

Falvey pitched for Trinity College in Hartford, Conn. and graduated in 2005 with an economics degree. He is considered skilled in player development, and will inherit a young Twins’ club that currently sits at a league-worst 56-100 this season.

Minnesota has considered a wide array of candidates to replace longtime GM Terry Ryan in its front office, with J.J. Picollo (Royals), Jason McLeod (Cubs), Shiraz Rehman (Cubs), Jared Porter (Cubs), John Ricco (Mets), Chaim Bloom (Rays) and Rob Antony (Twins) receiving consideration. McLeod and Picollo were considered strong candidates throughout the process, and are likely to be considered to work under Falvey.