Carew joins Twins' executive staff

MINNEAPOLIS -- Rod Carew will rejoin the Twins organization
this week as a member of its executive staff, the team announced

Carew, who played 12 of his 19 major league seasons with the
Twins, will assist the business department, working on corporate
partnerships, community affairs and broadcasting. He re-joins
Minnesota for the first time since being traded to the Angels on
Feb. 3, 1979.

In his career, Carew had a .328 batting average, won seven
American League batting titles and finished with 3,053 hits. He won
his only American League Most Valuable Player award in 1977 and was
elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame on the first ballot in 1991.

He joins former Twins players Harmon Killebrew, Tony Oliva and
Kent Hrbek who work in similar capacities with the team.

As part of his new role, Carew will make appearances during the
team's 44th Annual Winter Caravan and at this weekend's TwinsFest.