The Twins are looking to replace Neil Allen as pitching coach, and it appears there won’t be an immediate decision on the hire. Allen was let go 9 days ago, and manager Paul Molitor and CBO Derek Falvey said at the time that they expect the rest of the coaching staff to remain intact. Boston pitching coach Carl Willis and former Rays pitching Jim Hickey are “among several candidates” the Twins are considering, according to a report from the Star Tribune. Several other candidates are being considered, the report said. There is no mention of Indians pitching coach Mickey Callaway, who worked with Falvey in Cleveland and reportedly is a candidate to be the next manager of the Mets or Phillies. The Twins are also looking for a minor league pitching coordinator. Willis interviewed with the Twins on Monday, according to La Velle Neal of the Star Tribune, one week after Boston’s season ended. Red Sox manager John Farrell was fired after the club’s early exit in the postseason, which leaves the status of the rest of the staff somewhat uncertain. Former Twins manager Ron Gardenhire reportedly is a candidate to replace Farrell in Boston, while Astros current bench coach Alex Cora is seen as the favorite.
Report: Two experienced candidates emerge in search for Twins pitching coach
ESPN 1500 Twin Cities | Oct 18