E-Twins look again to Smith

from staff reports


   The Minnesota Twins announced on Tuesday that Elizabethton's own Ray Smith will be the new manager for the Elizabethton Twins in 2002. Smith, the current athletic director at Milligan College, coached third base for the Twins last season.
   In 1989, Smith was the Appalachian League Manager of the Year. He enters his 14th season as either coach or manager of Elizabethton. Joining Smith on the squad will be former big leaguer Jeff Reed.
   Reed spent sixteen years in Professional Baseball and was a former first round pick of the Twins in 1980. Both Smith and Reed started their pro careers in Elizabethton.
   Eight year veteran Jim Shellenback returns as the pitching coach. The Twins open the 2002 season at Johnson City on June 18.