Acquired in a trade with the Colorado Rockies along with infielder Aaron Miles in exchange for pitcher Ray King in December of 05, Bigbie was slated to start in left field for St. Louis in 06.
November 21, 2006
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.
The Cardinals sent reliever Ray King to Colorado for outfielder Larry Bigbie and second baseman Aaron Miles during the off-season. Bigbie was expected to step in and be the everyday left fielder. More than six months later, the question still remains, is Bigbie the Cards answer in left.