Cardinals name Daniel Descalso bench coach, McEwing to become special assistant

The Cardinals announced Monday that they have named former Cardinals infielder and 2011 World Series Champion Daniel Descalso to the team’s Major League coaching staff where he will serve as Bench Coach in 2024.  Joe McEwing, who was the team’s Bench Coach in 2023, has been named a Special Assistant to President of Baseball Operations John Mozeliak.

The team also announced that it still intends to make further additions to its Major League coaching staff for 2024.

Descalso, 37, was a member of the Cardinals from 2010 to 2014, and enjoyed a 10-year playing career that also included stops with Colorado (2015-16), Arizona (2017-18) and the Chicago Cubs (2019).  He played in World Series in both 2011 and 2103 with the Cardinals, and will long be remembered by Cardinals fans for his role in the team’s 2011 World Series Game 6 rally, and the decisive Game 5 comeback against Washington in the 2012 National League Division Series.

A Northern California native, who was drafted (3rd round) by the Cardinals in 2007, Descalso served as a Special Assistant to Baseball Operations for the National League Champion Arizona Diamondbacks in 2023.

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