Special Assistant, Baseball Operations
LaTroy Hawkins joined the Twins front office on November 28, 2016. Hawkins, 44, was drafted by the Twins in the seventh round of the 1991 First-Year Player Draft and played 21 seasons in the major leagues with 11 different teams.
Hawkins' responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, contributing to the development of the organizational pitching philosophies used in the selection and development of all players. He will contribute to the amateur scouting process and trade deadline preparation meetings. Additionally, Hawkins will occasionally serve as analyst for Twins television broadcasts
He pitched nine seasons in Minnesota from 1995-2003, appearing in 366 games. The Gary, Indiana native ranks 10th on baseball's all-time list in games, appearing in 1,042 over his 21-year career. He is one of 13 relievers in baseball history to record at least one save against all 30 teams and appeared in 60-plus games in 10 different seasons. He was a set-up man on two straight Twins AL Central Division Championship teams in 2002 and 2003, posting an ERA OF 2.13 in 65 games in '02 and 1.86 in 74 games in '03.