©2011 Galesburg Broadcasting Co.
Read the latest local sports stories by clicking here
|McGwire, Duncan Stay With Cardinals Under Matheny
|ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Cardinals coaches Mark McGwire and Dave Duncan are staying with St. Louis under new manager Mike Matheny.
McGwire joined the Cardinals as hitting coach under former manager Tony La Russa for the 2010 season. Duncan was La Russa's pitching coach with the Chicago White Sox, Oakland Athletics and the Cardinals. They were announced Wednesday as coaches under Matheny, who succeeded La Russa following the team's World Series title last month.
Third base coach Jose Oquendo, who had been among the six candidates for the managerial opening, will return for his 13th season.
First base coach Dave McKay and bench coach Joe Pettini were dropped from the staff.
Bullpen coach Derek Lilliquist returns, and assistant hitting coach Mike Aldrete was elevated to bench coach. Chris Maloney, the manager at Triple-A Memphis the past five seasons, replaces McKay.
The 66-year-old Duncan will enter his 17th season with the Cardinals and 33rd overall, most among major league pitching coaches. He had been the only member of La Russa's staff under contract for next year.
(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)