Dave Duncan http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Duncan to take leave of absence from Cardinals http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/duncan-take-leave-absence-cardinals <p>The man who&#39;s been at the right hand of Tony LaRussa for most of LaRussa&#39;s managing career is taking an extended leave of absence from the St. Louis Cardinals.</p><p>The team announced today that pitching coach Dave Duncan&#39;s wife underwent major surgery on August 21 and will require additional tests and rehabilitation. Duncan asked to stay with his wife during that period. No date&#39;s been set for his return.</p><p>Here&#39;s the rest of the statement from the St. Louis Cardinals:</p> Mon, 22 Aug 2011 20:05:50 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 1918 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Duncan to take leave of absence from Cardinals