Neil Allen, Twins Pitching Coach, Charged with DWI: Latest Details and Comments

Alec Nathan@@AlecBNathanFeatured ColumnistMay 26, 2016

SEATTLE, WA - APRIL 26: Neil Allen #41 of the Minnesota Twins looks on against the Seattle Mariners on April 26, 2015 at Safeco Field in Seattle, Washington. The Twins defeated the Mariners 4-2. (Photo by Brace Hemmelgarn/Minnesota Twins/Getty Images)
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Minnesota Twins pitching coach Neil Allen has been suspended indefinitely by the team after he was arrested early Thursday morning for driving while intoxicated.    

"The Minnesota Twins are aware of the pending DWI charge against pitching coach Neil Allen," the team said in a statement, per Fox 9's Hobie Artigue. "Mr. Allen has been suspended, with pay, indefinitely, and the matter will be handled in accordance with the policies and procedures of the Minnesota Twins Baseball Club."

According to the statement, Allen will temporarily be replaced by Eric Rasmussen, who has spent the last eight seasons as the organization's minor league pitching coordinator.

An 11-year MLB veteran, the 58-year-old Allen was hired by the Twins in November 2014 after Paul Molitor took over as manager. Prior to joining Minnesota's bench, Allen spent four years as the pitching coach for the Tampa Bay Rays' Triple-A affiliate. 

Following Wednesday's 7-5 win over the Kansas City Royals, the Twins are 12-34 with a collective earned run average of 5.07. That mark ranks 29th in all of Major League Baseball and last among American League clubs. 

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