LSU released Johnson's contract information to The Advertiser on Monday after a public records request. The term sheet has a $380,000 yearly base salary and runs through June 30, 2025. He also receives an $800 per month vehicle allowance and a $25,000 relocation incentive.
Johnson left his position as the Minnesota Twins pitching coach to come to Baton Rouge. The Athletic reported on Monday that Johnson was making $400,000 per year with the organization.
University documents obtained by The Advertiser show that LSU's last pitching coach, Jason Kelly, signed a three-year, $900,000 term sheet. Kelly left LSU after he was hired as Washington's new coach.
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Johnson was in the midst of his fourth season with the Twins before leaving for LSU. Minnesota has the 11th best ERA in MLB and is in first place in the American League Central.
"We have hired, in my opinion, the best pitching coach in the country at any level," LSU coach Jay Johnson said in a school release Monday. "The success he has had at the highest level of baseball speaks to Wes’ ability to communicate, teach, develop and motivate."
Prior to his time in MLB, Johnson was the pitching coach at Arkansas for two seasons and at Mississippi State for a year.
Koki Riley covers LSU sports for The Daily Advertiser and the USA TODAY Sports South Region. Email him at firstname.lastname@example.org and follow him on Twitter at @KokiRiley.
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