Mabry Hired as Cards Assistant Hitting Coach
December 4th, 2011 by Ric Hanson
ST. LOUIS (AP) – New St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny finalized his coaching staff, hiring John Mabry as assistant hitting coach working under Mark McGwire. The 41-year-old Mabry replaces Mike Aldrete, who was promoted to bench coach. Mabry had three stints with the Cardinals during his playing career and had his best season in 1996 with a .297 average, 21 home runs and 74 RBIs. Longtime trainer Barry Weinberg was hired as the senior medical adviser working out of Jupiter, Fla., and Chris Conroy was promoted from Triple-A Memphis as assistant trainer with the Cardinals.