Lilliquist, 45, was the Cardinals Bullpen Coach last season, and he took on the team's Pitching Coach duties last August when Duncan asked for a leave of absence to attend to his wife Jeanine as she underwent surgery Lilliquist has been a member of the Cardinals organization since 2002, working at the minor league level and also with pitchers rehabilitating injuries at the team's Jupiter, Fla. complex.
The Cardinals also announced today that Brent Strom has been named Minor League Pitching Coordinator following Miller's promotion to the Major League staff and that Jamie Pogue has been named Bullpen Catcher for the Major League club. Strom has been a member of the Cardinals organization since 2008, serving as Minor League Pitching Instructor. The Canadian-born Pogue was a catcher in the Cardinals farm system from 2000-02 and he was a non-roster invitee to big league camp in the spring of 2002.
Earlier article: "Duncan to Step Aside as Cardinals Pitching Coach".
Editor's comment: All three key moves – Lilliquist, Miller and Strom – can easily be reversed if Duncan decides to return later on. For more details about Pogue and a subscriber-only interview with the new bullpen catcher, click here.