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.
"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. "He earned the respect of both veterans and young players while in St. Louis and the offensive numbers the Cardinals produced under his tutelage speak for themselves. We're excited to have him join our coaching staff and anticipate great things from his work with our hitters in 2013 and beyond."
McGwire has been the St. Louis Cardinals' hitting coach the past three seasons.
The Dodgers fired Dave Hansen as their hitting coach shortly after the season ended.