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McGwire, Duncan stay with Cardinals under Matheny

R.B. FALLSTROM
AP Sports Writer

ST. LOUIS (AP) – Mark McGwire and Dave Duncan are staying on with the St. Louis Cardinals under new manager Mike Matheny.

McGwire joined the Cardinals as hitting under Tony La Russa for the 2010 season and Duncan was La Russa’s pitching coach with the Chicago White Sox, Oakland Athletics and the Cardinals. They were announced Wednesday as coaches for 2012 under Mike Matheny, who succeeded La Russa as manager following the team’s World Series title.

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.