Veteran coach/executive is in his 30th season in professional baseball
FT. MYERS, FL – The Minnesota Twins announced today that they have added Kevin Morgan to the major league coaching staff as Major League Field Coordinator. Morgan has served as the organization’s Minor League Field Coordinator since January 2020 and spent the shortened 2020 season first as an instructor in spring training and later with the club’s player pool at the alternate training site in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Morgan, 51, enters his 30th season in professional baseball, as a player, coach and front office executive. After ending his playing career in 1997, he joined the New York Mets’ front office and served as the Assistant Director of Minor League Operations (1998-2000), Director of Minor League Operations (2001-05), Infield Coordinator (2001-05) and Minor League Field Coordinator (2016-19).
A native of Lafayette, Louisiana, Morgan played college baseball at Southeastern Louisiana University and was drafted twice, first by St. Louis in the 36th round of the 1990 First-Year Player Draft and again by Detroit in the 30th round in 1991. An infielder, he played three seasons in the Tigers’ organization (1991-93) before being traded to the Mets (1994-97). Morgan led all Eastern League shortstops with a .956 fielding percentage in 1996 and appeared in one major league game for the Mets on June 15, 1997 vs. Boston, popping out to shortstop in his lone career MLB at-bat.
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