Twins hire LaTroy Hawkins as a special assistant

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Former major league reliever LaTroy Hawkins has been hired by the Twins as a special assistant, Bob Nightengale of USA TODAY Sports reports.

Hawkins, 44 next month, was selected¬†by the Twins in the seventh round of the 1991 draft. He’d spend nine seasons in the majors with the Twins, from 1995-2003 before moving on. By the time Hawkins retired after the 2015 season, he pitched for 11 different teams, but it’s not shocking he has a special affinity for the Twins.

On Twitter, Hawkins says he is “very excited to get to work building a winner.”