LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- The Twins announced a bunch of changes to their organizational staff Thursday. One of the announcements was a front-office elevation that has been anticipated since former assistant general manager Wayne Krivsky left last winter to become the Reds GM. To fill the void left by Krivsky, Rob Antony was promoted to the role of director of baseball operations and contracts. Antony held the job of operations director since 1995 but now will add contract negotiations to his role.
The club also made one change to the team's coaching staff, as Perry Castellano was named the Major League strength and conditioning coach. Castellano had held the role of the strength and conditioning coach at the Minor League level for the Twins the past six seasons. The Twins also made some changes to their scouting department. Lee MacPhail and Kenny Compton were both hired by the Twins as professional scouts. MacPhail most recently held the title of director of baseball administration and special assignment scout with the Nationals while Compton served as director of professional scouting with the Mariners. MacPhail is the nephew of former Twins general manager Andy MacPhail and previously worked in the Twins organization.
Kelly Thesier is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.