DUI Arrest Leads to Suspension of Twins Coach
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins have suspended pitching coach Neil Allen indefinitely with pay, following his arrest on suspicion of drunken driving.
Minnesota made minor league pitching coordinator Eric Rasmussen the interim pitching coach. The team was off Thursday, traveling to Seattle for a series starting Friday.
The Twins issued a statement acknowledging awareness of the pending DWI charge, but did not comment further.
Allen is in his second season with the Twins. The 58-year-old pitched in the major leagues for 11 seasons, beginning with the New York Mets in 1979. Allen, a recovering alcoholic, told the Star Tribune of Minneapolis in an interview last year that he hadn't had a drink since 1994.