Twins hire David Popkins as new hitting coach

The Minnesota Twins have hired David Popkins to be their new hitting coach, KSTP Sports confirms.

Popkins will take over the duties after Edgar Varela was reassigned to a different role within the organization earlier this month.

The San Diego-native comes from the Los Angeles Dodgers’ minor leagues, where he has spent the last three years. Popkins’ highest level of coaching experience comes from the Double-A level.

The 31-year-old played three seasons in the St. Louis Cardinals minor league system before playing in the Independent League for three more seasons, according to Baseball Reference.

This is a developing story. KSTP Sports will confirm with more details are they are learned.