Cardinals pick Matheny as next manager

The St. Louis Cardinals announced on Sunday that former catcher Mike Matheny will be named the next manager of the team on Monday.

The Cardinals issued a press release stating that the 41-year-old Matheny, who retired from baseball on February 1, 2007, will be introduced at a press conference at 12:00 p.m. (et) on Monday.

He takes over the position made vacant after Tony La Russa retired following this past season that saw him guide the Cardinals to their 11th World Series title.