Dave Duncan to take leave of absence

ST. LOUIS, Mo., January 5, 2012 - The St. Louis Cardinals announced this evening that Pitching Coach Dave Duncan has asked to take a leave of absence to attend to his wife Jeanine as she continues her treatment and rehabilitation from surgery last August for the removal of a brain tumor.  No time-table has been determined for Duncan's return to the team.


Cardinals Senior Vice President/General Manager John Mozeliak and Manager Mike Matheny will meet in the near future to determine the team's course of action to fill Duncan's position during his absence.