Current Major Leaguers:
Edgar Renteria (2002-2004) – Red Sox paid the Braves to take him off their hands.
John Mabry (2005) – Pinch-hitter took a better offer for 2006.
Chicago White Sox
Dustin Hermanson (2003) - Ongoing back problems put him on the disabled list.
Tony Womack (2004) – Not only made the team, but is the pseudo-starter at second base.
Eduardo Perez (2002-2003) – Platoon starter at first base.
Ray King (2004-2005) – Joined the Rockies' pen.
Eli Marrero (2002) – Getting time in left field and has one appearance behind the plate.
Placido Polanco (2002) – Starter at second base for Jim Leyland.
Orlando Palmeiro (2003) – Third year as Astros outfield reserve.
Russ Springer (2003) – Lefty pen guy.
Kansas City Royals
Mark Grudzielanek (2005) – Starting second baseman.
Reggie Sanders (2004-2005) – Starting left fielder, clean-up hitter.
Los Angeles Dodgers
J.D. Drew (2002) – Oft-injured outfielder isn't (yet).
Brett Tomko (2003) – Moved from San Francisco into the rotation.
New York Yankees
Miguel Cairo (2002-2003) – Middle infield reserve back with the Yankees.
Kiko Calero (2003) – Valuable set-up man.
Dan Haren - Was never on a Cards Opening Day roster, but included here by popular demand.
Abraham Nunez (2005) – Struggling in the early going. Currently in a reserve role.
San Diego Padres
Woody Williams (2002-2004) – Started the season in the pen, but injuries put him back in the rotation.
San Francisco Giants
Jeff Fassero (2003) – Ageless lefty hanging on in the pen.
Mike Matheny (2002-2004) – Starting catcher.
Steve Kline (2002-2004) – Traded for LaTroy Hawkins in the off-season.
Matt Morris (2002-2005) – Slipped right into the rotation.
Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Al Reyes (2005) - Disabled list. May not pitch this season following surgery.
Marlon Anderson (2004) – Reserve has yet to appear in the outfield this season.
Mike Difelice (2002) - Unable to make the Washington Nationals in spring training. Was assigned to minor league camp, but is not on the Triple-A roster.
Luther Hackman (2002) - Released after participating in Cardinals minor league spring training camp.
Mike Lincoln (2004) - After three surgeries, would still like to come back again.
T.J. Mathews (2002) - Played for the Astros in Triple-A and Bridgeport of the Atlantic League last season.
Jason Simontacchi (2003-2004) - Released by the Cubs in spring training due to injury.
Gene Stechschulte (2002) - Played for Somerset of the Independent League in 2005.
Fernando Vina (2002-2003) - Released after not making the Seattle Mariners in spring training.
Former major leaguers now in Triple-A:
Alan Benes - Memphis Redbirds (St. Louis) – Among final cuts of the spring.
Einar Diaz (2005) - Buffalo Bisons (Cleveland) – Didn't capture the major league back-up catcher role this spring.
Raul Gonzalez - Indianapolis Indians (Pittsburgh) – Left as a minor league free agent.
Bo Hart - Colorado Springs Sky Sox (Colorado) – Was removed from the Cards' 40-man over the winter.
Mike Mahoney - Syracuse Sky Chiefs (Toronto) – Ditto.
Scott Seabol - Albuquerque Isotopes (Florida) – Ditto.
Joe McEwing - Round Rock Express (Houston) – Joined the Astros via a trade for the ubiquitous player to be named later at the end of March.
Kerry Robinson (2002-2003) - Omaha Royals (Kansas City) – Couldn't make the big club this spring.
Andy Benes (2002) – Last seen hanging out with Fredbird.
Roger Cedeno (2004-2005) - Did not sign anywhere after being released during the 2005 season.
Cal Eldred (2003-2005) – Helped Cardinals out in spring training.
Ray Lankford (2004) – Second comeback isn't going to happen.
Tino Martinez (2002-2003) - Joined ESPN following retirement after 2005 season.
Cody McKay (2004) – Selling real estate in Arizona.
Lance Painter (2003) – Never pitched in the majors again.
Garrett Stephenson (2003) – Ditto, but did make Bissinger's/La Russa's book.
Dave Veres (2002)
Larry Walker (2005) - Serving as a fill-in coach for the Cardinals.
Unknown, but probably playing somewhere:
Bill Pulsipher (2005) - Finished 2005 season with independent Long Island Ducks; played winter ball for Cibao in the Dominican Republic.
Darryl Kile (2002) – Hard not to think of him, especially when the Cards are playing in Chicago. Rest in peace.
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