Less than 24 hours after Dave Duncan announced he would be taking a leave of absence to better care for his wife -- who has been diagnosed with cancer -- the St. Louis Cardinals announced that they promoted Derek Lilliquist from bullpen coach to pitching coach. Dyer Miller will take over as the team's bullpen coach.
It's possible, though, that Dave Duncan could work in some capacity for the Cardinals in the future:
As for Duncan's possible relationship with the club beyond this season, Mozeliak said, "Time will tell. We're not closing the door to anything."
Duncan notified Mozeliak of his decision to step aside earlier this week and the club has agreed to assume Duncan's salary as pitching coach. The 2012 season represented the second installment of a two-year contract that also included an option for 2013.
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