Twins suspend coach Allen after DWI charge

The Minnesota Twins announced Thursday that they have indefinitely suspended, with pay, pitching coach Neil Allen for his pending DWI charge.

"The matter will be handled in accordance with the policies and procedures of the Minnesota Twins Baseball Club," the team said in a statement.

Eric Rasmussen will assume the role in the interim. Rasmussen has spent the last eight-plus seasons as the organization's Minor League pitching coordinator.

Chad Thornburg is a reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.