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Skip Schumaker Hiring Former Cardinals Teammate for Marlins Staff

Isaiah De Los Santos
Skip Schumaker is hiring a former St. Louis Cardinals teammate to join his Miami Marlins staff.
Skip Schumaker is hiring a former St. Louis Cardinals teammate to join his Miami Marlins staff. / (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
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The St. Louis Cardinals' coaching staff took a hit this offseason when bench coach Skip Schumaker was poached by the Miami Marlins to become their new manager. Schumaker is now in the midst of filling out his own staff for the first time following the move.

It turns out Schumaker is tapping into his Cardinals roots for one of his hires in Miami.

Former St. Louis outfielder Jon Jay is joining the Marlins as their new first-base and outfield coach. Jay played as recently as the 2021 season and announced his retirement from playing earlier this year, but now he'll stick around the game of baseball in his new role.

Jay and Schumaker share plenty of history together. The pair were teammates for three seasons after Jay made his MLB debut in 2010. They went on to both help the Cards eventually win the World Series in 2011, but the team fell short of repeating in 2012 and Schumaker departed that offseason.

Jay's wealth of playing experience makes him an ideal choice to join the coaching ranks. He logged 12 seasons in the majors, recording 37 home runs, 341 RBIs and 532 runs scored across time spent with the Cardinals, Chicago Cubs, Kansas City Royals, Arizona Diamondbacks, Chicago White Sox and Los Angeles Angels.

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