First baseman-outfielder David Washington was one of the pleasant surprises of the St. Louis Cardinals major league spring training camp for 2016. Despite no Triple-A experience, the 25-year-old held his own against big-league pitchers, batting a respectable .261. Two of his six hits were doubles, he scored four runs and drove in one.http://www.scout.com/player/133110-david-washington?s=321
Having been a six-year minor league free agent following the 2015 season, Washington had the right to seek out his next employer. He chose to accept St. Louis’ offer to return for what will be an eighth season in the organization.
This time, it included an invitation to MLB camp and an opportunity to earn regular playing time with Triple-A Memphis, whether at first base, at a corner outfield position or as the designated hitter. From there, St. Louis is just a phone call away.
Just before the San Diego native was reassigned to minor league camp on Sunday, Washington spoke about his experiences to date and what may be ahead.
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