LSU pitching coach to get $750K

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Johnson reportedly received an annual salary around $350,000 from the Twins when he left the University of Arkansas for MLB in November 2018. He will now be paid $750,000 per year by LSU, sources confirmed.

In any context, an MLB pitching coach leaving for a college job is surprising, but what makes this truly shocking is that Johnson is leaving a first-place Twins team, in the middle of the season, and getting a massive raise to do so.

In this case, at least, the SEC trumps the AL Central, which has the potential to send shockwaves through MLB if other big-time college programs attempt to lure major-league coaches in a similar manner, more than doubling what is a fairly typical salary in the big leagues.

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