Mark McGwire takes Dodgers' job

Updated: November 7, 2012, 10:38 PM ET
By Mark Saxon | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- Mark McGwire said he was contemplating retiring as a coach before the Los Angeles Dodgers approached him last week. Now he's working for the team he grew up rooting for as a fan.

The Dodgers announced Wednesday they hired McGwire to be their hitting coach.

"Being away from my family a lot this year was really, really rough," McGwire said. "I was very surprised when I found out the Dodgers called last week."

McGwire, who broke baseball's single-season home run ...

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