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Johnson: Leaving Twins for LSU 'toughest thing'

Johnson: Leaving Twins for LSU ‘toughest thing’

CLEVELAND — Wes Johnson knows the timing isn’t ideal for the Minnesota Twins. It’s not easy for him, either, or without some personal pain. Johnson is leaving the Twins to return to his college coaching roots, taking over as LSU’s pitching coach. He said the decision took an emotional toll on him. “Very tough,” Johnson …

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Twins pitching coach Wes Johnson leaves abruptly for same job, big raise at LSU

Twins pitching coach Wes Johnson leaves abruptly for same job, big raise at LSU

Odd. Surreal. Weird. Confusing. Those were the terms used by members of the Twins’ traveling party Sunday evening to describe the 90-minute flight to Cleveland, when word leaked out that highly regarded pitching coach Wes Johnson accepted a significant raise to become the new pitching coach at Louisiana State University, multiple sources confirmed to The …

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Aaron Judge, Anthony Rizzo power Yankees past Twins

Aaron Judge, Anthony Rizzo power Yankees past Twins

MINNEAPOLIS — A shaky outing from Jameson Taillon and a season-high three errors from the defense against a first-place team didn’t slow down the Yankees, as Aaron Judge and the Bronx wrecking machine arrived at Target Field on Tuesday and did pretty much what you’d expect against a Twins team seemingly incapable of beating them. …

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Gary Sanchez never could live up to his thrilling Yankees opening act

Gary Sanchez never could live up to his thrilling Yankees opening act

By the end, Gary Sanchez had become such a toxic subject around the Yankees that it was almost impossible to remember why there had ever been such a groundswell of hype and hope surrounding him in the first place. By the end, his offensive regressions and defensive transgressions had become the equivalent of a 1-2 …

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