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Cardinals set to hire Mike Matheny as manager

ST. LOUIS (AP) - The St. Louis Cardinals say they will announce

the hiring of Mike Matheny as manager during a news conference

Monday.

Matheny, a former St. Louis catcher will replace the retired

Tony La Russa.

La Russa stepped down after leading the team to the World Series

title.

The 40-year-old Matheny was a minor league instructor with the

Cardinals and has no managing experience. He played for St. Louis

from 2000-04 and won three Gold Gloves. He won another with San

Francisco.

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