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Kevin Morgan added to Major League coaching staff

No one can replace Mike Bell, but Morgan takes on many of his duties

2021 Minnesota Twins Photo Day Photo by Adam Glanzman/MLB Photos via Getty Images

Last season, Kevin Morgan joined the Twins as the Minor League Field Coordinator. In 2021, he will step into the role of Major League Field Coordinator. As a member of the major league staff, he will reportedly take on many of the duties previously held by Mike Bell, who passed away last week.

Morgan’s previous duties saw him working as an interface between the major league and minor league portions of the organization, and he will still be able to bridge that divide, and will likely be a welcome well-known face for several top prospects that could be called up this season, after spending time together at the St. Paul alternate site last summer.

Prior to working for the Twins, Morgan spent a significant amount of time in the New York Mets organization, serving primarily in minor-league player development roles. His own playing career spanned six season with the Tigers and Mets, although he only made on MLB appearance.

According to the Star Tribune’s Phil Miller, Morgan said “Right now, I’m here really trying to fill any gaps that we may have. To serve the player, serve the staff and help out in any way I can.”

While the hole left by Mike Bell will be impossible to fill, Morgan appears to be ready to help Rocco Baldelli and the Twins succeed. Congrats on your new role, Kevin.