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Twins hire Torii Hunter, Michael Cuddyer, LaTroy Hawkins as special assistants

Torii Hunter #48

1 Mar 1999: Outfielder Torii Hunter #48 of the Minnesota Twins poses for the camera on Photo Day during Spring Training at the Hammond Stadium at Lee County Sports Complex in Fort Myers, Florida. Mandatory Credit: Brian Bahr /Allsport

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The Twins announced today that they’ve hired Torii Hunter, Michael Cuddyer and LaTroy Hawkins as special assistants. It’s the usual special assistant gig: go to Spring Training to coach and mentor young people while simultaneously making Twins fans feel good about about a time when their club did not feel so miserable.

Indeed, the only surprising thing about is is that Nick Punto and Jacque Jones didn’t get hired too.

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