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Dave Duncan taking leave from Cards

Updated: January 6, 2012, 3:37 PM ET
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

St. Louis Cardinals pitching coach Dave Duncan is taking a leave of absence from the team for family reasons, general manager John Mozeliak said Thursday night. Mozeliak said no timetable has been determined for Duncan's return.

Duncan's wife, Jeanine, has been battling brain cancer, and he previously took a leave from the club after she underwent surgery in August to have a tumor removed.

In Duncan's absence, Derek Lilliquist will move from bench coach to pitching coach and Dyer ...

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