Padres to spend more time with his family Hector Rondon Jersey , according to Jeff Sanders of the San DiegoUnion-Tribune.McGwire has served on manager Andy Green's coaching staff sinceDec. 2015. That staff is undergoing major changes this offseason, however, ashitting coach Matt Stairs and infield coach Josh Johnson were both fired earlier in October and McGwire is quitting his post as well.McGwire, 55 , was one of the most feared power hitters of his generation during his playing years, hitting 583 home runs and 1,414 RBI in his career. He was the 1987 American League Rookie of the Year and a 12-time All-Star, most famously surpassing Roger Maris' previous record of 61 homers in a single season by blasting 70 with the St. Louis Cardinals in 1998.That record would then be broken by Barry Bonds (73) in 2001.During his playing career Jimmy Wynn Jersey , McGwire played for the Oakland Athletics the famous "Bash Brothers" with fellow slugger Jose Canseco the Cardinals. His many achievements earned an asterisk, however, when he admitted to steroid use during his career. That steroid use has also played the major part in McGwire never being inducted into the Hall of Fame.After his playing career, McGwire served as the Cardinals hitting coach for three seasons and the Los Angeles Dodgers' hitting coach for another three before joining the Padres.During his tenure in San Diego , Sanders noted that McGwire "was not only an experienced right-hand man for Green, he was leaned on heavily for his expertise at the plate."According toAJ Cassavellof,Triple-A manager Rod Barajas is a "top candidate" to replace McGwire, though "it's unclear who the Padres will call upon to fill his place."He added that "early indications" suggest the Padres may fill out their coaching staff vacancies with internal candidates. OAKLAND Charlie Morton Jersey , Calif. (AP) — Sandy Alderson is returning to the Oakland Athletics as a senior adviser to baseball operations after previously working 17 seasons with the club in various capacities.Alderson led the A’s when they won three straight AL pennants from 1988-90 and a sweep of the earthquake-interrupted 1989 World Series against the San Francisco Giants. He was general manager between stints as team president from 1993-95 and 1997-98.The 71-year-old announced Saturday at the Baseball Writers’ Association of America awards dinner in New York that he has been cancer-free for four months. He took a leave of absence from duties as Mets GM in late June after his cancer returned and said he did not deserve to return because of the team’s poor record.Alderson was Major League Baseball executive vice president of baseball operations from 1998-2005 then worked as Padres CEO from 2005-09 and special consultant to the commissioner for Latin America in 2010. He joined the Mets in 2011.
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