The Phillies announced on Wednesday that the club hired former Twins GM Terry Ryan as a special assignment scout.
Ryan, 63, had two separate stints as the Twins’ GM, owning the position from 1994-2007 as well as 2012-16. After the Twins finished the 2016 season 59-103, Ryan was relieved of his duties and the club eventually hired Thad Levine as the new GM.
Ryan is a two-time winner of the Executive of the Year Award as named by The Sporting News. During his tenure, the Twins made the playoffs four times (2002-04, 2006).
Phillies GM Matt Klentak said of Ryan, “I have known Terry for more than a decade and have enormous respect for all that he accomplished during his tenure with the Twins. Terry’s work ethic, loyalty and track record as a talent evaluator are simply unparalleled in our game.”