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Cardinals Bring Back Former All-Star as New Bench Coach

Adam Taylor McKillop
The St. Louis Cardinals are brining back a former All-Star as the franchise's new bench coach.
The St. Louis Cardinals are brining back a former All-Star as the franchise's new bench coach. / ASSOCIATED PRESS

After an early postseason exit, the St. Louis Cardinals made a few major changes to their coaching staff for the 2023 MLB season. Oliver Marmol's staff lost Skip Schumaker to an open managerial role with the Miami Marlins, while pitching coach Mike Maddux stepped down and hitting coach Jeff Albert opted not to return.

On Sunday, the Cardinals announced the full changes to next season's staff. The most exciting choice involves St. Louis bringing back a former postseason hero to operate as the new bench coach.

According to a tweet from the Cardinals, Matt Holliday will be brought in to take over the bench coach job.

Holliday is no stranger to the organization. The seven-time All-Star spent eight years in St. Louis, acting as a crucial member of the 2011 World Series champions and a team that made five straight postseason appearances.

The power slugging outfielder earned four of his seven All-Star appearances in St. Louis, and hit a 156 of his 316 career home runs during that span.

Dusty Blake was promoted to the new pitching coach and Turner Ward as the new hitting coach.

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