St. Louis, MO (KSDK) - Cardinals hitting coach Mark McGwire is leaving the team to take the same position with the Los Angeles Dodgers, NewsChannel 5 has learned.
A source with the Cardinals said McGwire's contract with the team ended October 31.
The club was pleased with McGwire's performance as hitting coach and offered him an extension. However, the team is waiting on the Dodgers to make an official statement on McGwire's change.
The move appears to be to keep McGwire's family together on a full-time basis.