The Minnesota Twins continue to impress, leading the AL Central standings by 3.5 games over the Cleveland Guardians thanks to a 48-41 record. It's been a total team effort between the hitters, defense and pitching staff.
Unfortunately, the Twins seem to have a college baseball problem. Pitching coach Wes Johnson left the organization back in late June to pursue a job with the LSU Tigers. Now, college baseball has poached another pitching coach from Rocco Baldelli's organizational staff.
Nevada head baseball coach Jake McKinley hired Mark Moriarty to take over as the program's new pitching coach, marking the second Twins staffer to opt for collegiate ranks this season.
Moriarty was the pitching coach for Minnesota's High-A affiliate, the Cedar Rapids Kernels this year. He previously was hired to coach for Minnesota's Gulf Coast Twins, the rookie-ball affiliate.
It's a return back to college baseball for Moriarty, who previously spent time with Augustana College, Concordia University, Concordia University Wisconsin and University of Mary.
This is merely a depth role for Minnesota, but one the franchise will now have to fill.
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