The Minnesota Twins have called a press conference for Thursday afternoon, at which time general manager Terry Ryan will reportedly announce his resignation.
According to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Ryan will be succeeded by assistant Bill Smith. The paper also said Ryan is expected to stay with the club as senior advisor in the scouting department.
Ryan is completing his 13th season as Twins general manager, a post he has held since September of 1994. He had been the club's vice president of player personnel for three years before becoming the team's fourth GM.
During Ryan's tenure as general manager, the Twins won the American League Central title in 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2006. He began his pro baseball career in 1972 as a pitcher in the Twins' organization and had a record of 14-3 in four minor league seasons before an arm injury cut his career short.
Smith has been a part of the franchise for the past 22 seasons, including the last 13 as Ryan's assistant.