Larry Bigbie Rehab Assignment Redux

In his first game on his third rehab assignment this season, Bigbie hits a solo home run, walks three times and scores two runs, helping Springfield to a win in Arkansas.

Larry Bigbie was back in uniform for another 20-day rehab assignment Wednesday night in Little Rock for Double-A Springfield.

It's his third of the season, and second consecutive since first heading to Quad Cities (A) on July 12.

Bigbie had been working his way back from umbilical hernia surgery when he suffered an abdominal strain that set him back. He last saw action for the Cardinals on June 2 and has appeared in 17 games for St. Louis while battling the injury bug.

Bigbie was acquired from the Colorado Rockies with second baseman Aaron Miles in exchange for pitcher Ray King on December 7, 2005 and at the time the Cardinals anticipated he would probably be their everyday left-fielder.

A first round draft pick (21st overall) by the Baltimore Orioles in 1999 that received a $1,200,000 signing bonus, Bigbie made his major league debut in June, 2001. He played in 83 games for the Orioles in 2003, batting .303/.365/.456 with nine home runs and 31 RBI.

His most productive season came in 2004 when he hit .280/.341/.427 with 15 home runs and 68 RBI in 139 games.

Batting second and playing DH, in his first game Wednesday night, Bigbie hit a solo home run, walked three times, and scored two runs, to help the Double-A Cardinals defeat Arkansas 5-2.

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