Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 10/5/12
Terry Ryan removed the interim label from his position with the Minnesota Twins to become fulltime general manager, MLB.com reported Friday. Ryan, who was named interim general manager last November, announced he would return to the team and accept the job on a fulltime basis. He was also the team's GM from 1994-2007. Bill Smith served in the role from 2008-11. "I'm all set, committed and ready to go," Ryan said. "So we're going to move forward with that. We're coming off a difficult year -- 66 wins isn't going to cut it." Ryan had let go of four coaches and reassigning two others on Thursday. The moves were made in response to the Twins finishing with the worst record in the American League for a second straight season. Bullpen coach Rick Stelmaszek, third base coach Steve Liddle, first base coach Jerry White and head athletic trainer Rick McWane were not offered contracts. Hitting coach Joe Vavra was reassigned as major league infield instructor and bench coach Scott U...
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