The Minnesota Twins have fired general manager Terry Ryan.
Possessing the worst record in the American League at 33-58, the Twins have elected to end Ryan's tenure, with assistant GM Rob Antony taking over an on interim basis.
The Twins came in second in the AL Central last season but missed the playoffs. Over the four seasons before that, they finished fifth in the five-team division three times and fourth once. Minnesota won the division in 2009 and 2010.
In a press release announcing Ryan's firing, the Twins noted the team has won the division in four of Ryan's last 10 seasons as GM.
"The decision to part ways with Terry was difficult, painful and not obvious," Twins owner and CEO Jim Pohlad said in a statement.
"We are extremely grateful and very thankful to Terry, his wife, Karilyn, and their family for being a part of the Minnesota Twins."
Antony is in his 29th year with the Twins, his ninth as assistant GM. He was promoted to add vice president to his title in December 2013.