ST. LOUIS • Already searching for a pitching coach and bullpen coach to add to manager Mike Matheny's staff, the Cardinals will now also look for a bench coach as David Bell leaves the team for an opportunity closer to home.

Bell is expected to accept a role with the San Francisco Giants, though the team has not confirmed the specific role.

"We are happy for him and thank him for his time here," said John Mozeliak, the Cardinals' president of baseball operations. "This is an exciting opportunity for him. We will try to address all our openings as quickly as possible."

More as this story develops.


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