The Cardinals introduced Monday that they’ve employed former infielder Daniel Descalso as their new bench coach. Final yr’s bench coach Joe McEwing will be a part of the Cardinals’ entrance workplace as a particular assistant to president of baseball operations John Mozeliak. The Cardinals nonetheless anticipate to make additional additions to the teaching workers this winter, the crew famous.
Descalso, 37, spent 5 years in a Cardinals uniform from 2010-14 and appeared in components of 10 MLB seasons between St. Louis, Colorado, Arizona and Chicago (Cubs). He spent the 2023 season as a particular assistant within the Diamondbacks’ baseball operations division. This might be his first skilled teaching task.
It’s the third time prior to now two offseasons the Cardinals have successfully put in one among their former gamers as supervisor Oli Marmol’s bench coach. The Playing cards briefly employed Matt Holliday in that function final November, however Holliday had a change of coronary heart simply months after being appointed to the publish, citing a want to spend extra time together with his household as the first motive for his resignation. Holliday spent eight years enjoying for the Playing cards, in fact. McEwing, in the meantime, performed for the Cardinals in each 1998 and 1999. As with Descalso, Holliday was slated to be a first-time coach with the Cardinals. McEwing had spent greater than a decade on the White Sox’ teaching workers.
In 1079 Main League video games, Descalso tallied simply shy of 2900 plate appearances and posted a .235/.320/.362 batting line. He performed each place on the diamond aside from catcher and middle discipline, with the majority of his time coming at second base, third base and shortstop (in that order).