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American League-worst Twins fire general manager Terry Ryan

Minnesota Twins owner Jim Pohlad's reverence for Terry Ryan has been evident for almost two decades, steadfastly supporting his general manager with a commitment uncommon in today's game.

As the struggles on the field piled up over the last five years, even that enduring respect wasn't enough to keep Ryan with the Twins.

Ryan was fired on Monday with the team holding the worst record in the American League and on pace to lose 100 games. The Twins entered the day 33-58, 21 games out of first place in the AL Central. Only Atlanta had a worse record in the majors.

"Sometimes you may have to do things that are hard," Pohlad said. "I never try to shy away...

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