The St. Louis Cardinals announced a coaching staff shakeup on Thursday.
Former All-Star and World Series Champion Matt Holliday resigned as bench coach, the team revealed. The Cardinals also announced Holliday’s replacement as former Cardinal Joe McEwing will take over.
“Joe McEwing will serve as Bench Coach for the 2023 season, replacing Matt Holliday who has resigned the post,” the St. Louis Cardinals announced in a tweet.
Joe McEwing will serve as Bench Coach for the 2023 season, replacing Matt Holliday who has resigned the post.
— St. Louis Cardinals (@Cardinals) January 12, 2023
Holliday’s time with the Cardinals was short, as he joined the team as their bench coach in November. But, just two months later, Holliday resigned and expressed he wanted to be around his family. Via the St. Louis Dispatch, Holliday said, “When it came down to it, I just didn’t want to miss all the things with my kids. In theory, four months out it seemed like something I wanted. As it got closer, I Just felt like I stopped playing (in the majors) because I didn’t want to miss all the things you miss. When you say ‘yes’ to something you say ‘no’ to something else.”
One of Holliday’s sons, Jackson, was selected first overall in the 2022 MLB Draft by the Baltimore Orioles. His other son Ethan will play for the Oklahoma State Cowboys, where his brother is the head coach.
McEwing had been on staff with the Chicago White Sox since 2012.