Found November 02, 2012 on
After years hiding from the limelight after his playing career and steroids allegations, Mark McGwire came out of hiding in 2010 to become the St. Louis Cardinals' hitting coach, serving under managers Tony La Russa and Mike Matheny.
Now, according to a report by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch's Joe Strauss -- and since confirmed by other sources -- McGwire has informed the Cardinals that he "intends to accept a similar position" with the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Cardinals had apparently offered McGwire a contract extension, but he likewise informed the team that he doesn't plan to accept it.
Former pinch-hit specialist Dave Hansen spent the 2012 season as Los Angeles' hitting coach, but was fired last month -- Hansen immediately was hired by the Seattle Mariners in the same role.
According to Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal, McGwire's deal with the Dodgers is not yet complete, but is close.
McGwire deal with #Dodgers not done, but clo...
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MAC ON THE MOVE
Mark McGwire may be leaving the Cardinals for the Dodgers. He's been the hitting coach for St. Louis the past two seasons, but he might want to move.
Well, that certainly came out of nowhere.
When Dave Hansen was dismissed as the Dodgers' hitting coach on Oct. 12, I don't think one person thought Mark McGwire would be the man to replace him. But here we are, nearly a month later and that's exactly what's happening.
From the St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
"Mark McGwire will leave the Cardinals as hitting...
Heres one you probably didnt see coming: The Dodgers are close to hiring Mark McGwire as their new hitting coach.
McGwire has served as the Cardinals' hitting coach for the last three seasons, but the St. Louis Post-Dispatch has reported that he has told the club he intends to accept the same position with the Dodgers.
The deal with the Dodgers has yet to be finalized, but...
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Big Make has, once again, left the yard.
After refusing the Cardinals contract tender, Mark McGwire is headed to Los Angeles to join the Dodgers as their hitting coach.
This will be the first time since 1997 that McGwire will wear another uniform other than the Cardinals.
Ok, ok. From 2002 through 2009, McGwire didn't technically wear any uniform...
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