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Mark McGwire takes Dodgers job

LOS ANGELES -- Mark McGwire is the new Los Angeles Dodgers hitting coach, general manager Ned Colletti announced Wednesday.

McGwire, who broke baseball's single-season home run record in 1998 and later admitted to using steroids, lives in Orange County, about 40 miles south of Dodger Stadium.

McGwire informed the St. Louis Cardinals that he was accepting the Dodgers' offer last week. The Cardinals on Friday promoted John Mabry to be McGwire's successor.

"Mark has been able to translate his success as a big league hitter into his work as hitting coach with the Cardinals," Colletti said in a release. Read the full story here.