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Padres manager Andy Green names McGwire bench coach

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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) — One-time home run king Mark McGwire has been named bench coach of the San Diego Padres.

McGwire's hiring was announced Wednesday by new manager Andy Green.

McGwire had been hitting coach of the Los Angeles Dodgers for the last three seasons.

In 2010, McGwire admitted he used steroids when he broke baseball's home run record in 1998. Even so, McGwire asserted he would have hit home runs even without performance-enhancing drugs.

Also new to the Padres are hitting coach Alan Zinter, first base coach Tarrik Brock, bullpen coach Doug Bochtler and Eddie Rodriguez, who will serve in a variety of roles.

Returning are pitching coach Darren Balsley and third base coach Glenn Hoffman.

Green replaced interim manager Pat Murphy, who in turn replaced Bud Black, who was fired in mid-June.
 

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