The Minnesota Twins have fired pitching coach Neil Allen after three seasons with the club.

He was informed this week that he would not be brought back.

"First and foremost, I have to thank Terry Ryan and Paul Molitor for giving the opportunity to be a big league pitching coach," Allen said. "I could have not have asked for a better manager to start my pitching coach career under. He was easy to work with. He was very self-explanatory."

The Twins had a 4.59 ERA, which ranked 19th in baseball.