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Cardinals fire their pitching coach

The Cardinals have dismissed Derek Lilliquist as their pitching coach.

Lilliquist had the job for the past six season. This year the club was not terrible — the Cards ranked 10th in the majors with a 4.01 ERA — but they want to go in a different direction. Bullpen coach Blaise Ilsley was also let go. The rest of Mike Matheny’s coaching staff is expected to return in 2018.

Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Triple-A pitching coach Bryan Eversgerd should get serious consideration for the job.