Levine returns to Texas for 1st time since taking Twins job

Published 10:02 pm Monday, April 24, 2017

Thad Levine’s first road trip as general manager of the Minnesota Twins is an emotional experience.

With the Twins in Texas for a three-game series, Levine is back where he spent the previous 11 seasons as an assistant general manager and helped put together two World Series teams.

“This was my family for 11 years, and it was really the most formative years of my career,” Levin said while sitting in the visitors’ dugout before Monday night’s series opener. “It was really the most formative years of my career. … I feel as if there are more people here who I owe things to.”

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Levine became Minnesota’s general manager after last season, following his time with the Rangers working with general manager Jon Daniels. Levine previously worked for the Colorado Rockies.