MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Minnesota Twins owner Jim Pohlad has handed day-to-day operations of the club to his nephew Joe Pohlad, the third generation of family leadership of the franchise.
Jim Pohlad announced the transition in a letter to staff on Monday and made public by the Twins. He said he will remain controlling owner, involved in Twins and Major League Baseball business. Joe Pohlad will become executive chair, and president and CEO Dave St. Peter and president of baseball operations Derek Falvey will report directly to him.
Joe Pohlad is the son of Bob Pohlad, who sits on the Twins executive board with Jim Pohlad, their other brother Bill Pohlad and St. Peter. Joe Pohlad's grandfather, Carl Pohlad, bought the Twins in 1984. He died in 2009.