]McGwire joins Cards as La Russa's hitting coach (AP) [/URL]

AP - Mark McGwire is back in baseball, reunited with Tony La Russa as the St. Louis Cardinals" hitting coach. La Russa agreed to return for a 15th year as manager Monday with a one-year contract, the first time he hasn't had a multiyear deal with the team. All of his coaches will return except for Hal McRae, who will be replaced by the former star.