ST. LOUIS (AP) - The St. Louis Cardinals say they will announce
the hiring of Mike Matheny as manager during a news conference
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
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