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Reports: Former Blue Jays exec a candidate in Twins search

One of the men responsible for the resurgence of the Toronto Blue Jays is one of the names connected to the Minnesota Twins president and general manager search.

FOX Sports’ Jon Morosi reports that Alex Anthopoulos is one of the candidates for the job as the Twins president of baseball operations.

Anthopoulos, 39, is best known for his tenure as the GM of the Blue Jays from 2009-2015. MLBTradeRumors.com notes that he ended up parting ways with Toronto after helping put together their first postseason club since 1993 last year.

Anthopoulos made bold moves while in Toronto. He completed deals that traded Noah Syndergaard for R.A. Dickey; Brett Lawrie for Josh Donaldson and brought in David Price from Detroit.

However, according to Pro Baseball Talk, he stepped down after Toronto hired Mark Shapiro to be the team’s president and CEO after Shapiro reportedly berated Anthopoulos about trading away prospects for higher-priced veterans.

Anthopoulos is currently working with the Los Angeles Dodgers.

The Twins hired the firm Korn Ferry to assist in the team’s search. They’ve hinted they are interested in hiring both a president of baseball operations and a general manager.

Rob Antony has been working as the Twins’ interim GM since Minnesota parted ways with Terry Ryan earlier this year.

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