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.