(MINNEAPOLIS) -- The Minnesota Twins have relieved Bill Smith of his general manager duties, and will bring back Terry Ryan to be the team's interim GM.
Smith has been part of the Twins organization since 1986 and will be offered another job in the organization, according to owner Jim Pohlad. Coming off a 99-loss season, Smith was the team's general manager since 2007. During his tenure, the Twins went 332-318 and won two American League Central Division titles.
"No one in the Twins' organization wants to win any more than Bill," Pohlad said in a press release. "He is unquestionably loyal, committed, and talented. The Twins goal is to get better in 2012 and beyond."
Replacing Smith will be the man who he originally replaced, Terry Ryan. Ryan served as the team's general manager from 1994-2007.
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