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Rangers executive Thad Levine targeted for Twins job

Rangers assistant general manager Thad Levine, left, and general manager Jon Daniels, second from left, talk with third base coach Tony Beasley and Ian Desmond before a game in Toronto this month. Levine is reportedly the top candidate for the Minnesota Twins’ GM job.
Rangers assistant general manager Thad Levine, left, and general manager Jon Daniels, second from left, talk with third base coach Tony Beasley and Ian Desmond before a game in Toronto this month. Levine is reportedly the top candidate for the Minnesota Twins’ GM job. mfaulkner@star-telegram.com

Texas Rangers assistant general manager Thad Levine is reportedly going to be named the next general manager of the Minnesota Twins soon, according to a the Star-Tribune.

Levine has been assistant GM for the Rangers under Jon Daniels since 2005. The paper cites a source familiar with the Twins’ search saying Levine is the top candidate to work under newly named chief baseball officer of the Twins Derek Falvey. A source with the Rangers confirmed the report. The announcement is unlikely to come until after the World Series.

Levine has been with the Rangers the past eight seasons. He joined the Rangers after six season with the Colorado Rockies where he served several rolls, including senior director of baseball operations and director of baseball administration.

He has been an integral part of contract negotiations for the Rangers. A.J. Preller left the Rangers to become the GM of the San Diego Padres in August 2014.

Stefan Stevenson: 817-390-7760, @StevensonFWST

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