Carew joins Twins' executive staff

Updated: January 20, 2004, 2:02 PM ET
Associated Press

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

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.

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