Twins’ Derek Falvey and Rocco Baldelli look ahead to busy offseason

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Twins president of operations Derek Falvey and manager Rocco Baldelli wrapped up the 2021 season and looked ahead to 2022. Next year will include some staff changes.

The Twins have reassigned hitting coach Edgar Varela to a minor league role. They now have three openings to fill on Baldelli’s staff.

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Varela held the position for two seasons. He was the club’s minor league field coordinator for the two years prior to that.

Major league coach Bill Evers has retired. The Twins also have a bench coach to hire, after the death of Mike Bell right before the season started.

In addition to the staff changes, Falvey addressed the elephant in the room: Will 2022 be a rebuild year? Falvey also explained his decision to expose reliever Edwar Colina to waivers. He was claimed by Texas.

The Associated Press contributed to this report