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McGwire at Petco Park; Padres won't say why

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Los Angeles Dodgers batting coach Mark McGwire stands in the dugout efore a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Pittsburgh Monday, July 21, 2014. Los Angeles Dodgers batting coach Mark McGwire stands in the dugout efore a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Pittsburgh Monday, July 21, 2014.

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Mark McGwire was mingling Tuesday with San Diego Padres coaches at Petco Park, where the team was having organizational meetings. The club wouldn't say why.

His appearance came amid speculation that he will be the Padres bench coach.

Various club officials, including new manager Andy Green, declined to confirm that Big Mac has been hired. They didn't deny it, either.

Green said he's "nailed down" his staff. Asked if that included McGwire, he repeated that the staff was "nailed down."

An announcement could come Wednesday.

McGwire would be trading teams with Dave Roberts. Roberts, who had been the Padres bench coach, is the new manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers. McGwire was the Dodgers' hitting coach the last three seasons.

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