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64 former Cardinals in big league spring camps

One of Josh Jones’ projects each spring is to comb the spring training rosters of all of the other 29 MLB organizations and locate all of the former Cardinals in major league camps. His 2011 census follows.

This year, there are 30 ex-Cards players currently on MLB 40-man rosters. That includes several players that actually never appeared with St. Louis, including Rule 5 pitcher Brian Broderick. The former Springfield hurler must stick with Washington or be placed on waivers and could potentially return to the Cardinals organization.

In addition, 34 other former Cardinals players are in spring training camps, trying to make their new clubs as non-roster invitees. Both lists follow.

40-Man Roster Non-Roster Invitees
Rick Ankiel Nationals Brian Barden Rangers
Daric Barton Athletics Ron Belliard Yankees
Brian Broderick Nationals Blaine Boyer Mets
Miguel Cairo Reds Tagg Bozied Phillies
David Carpenter Astros Russell Branyan Diamondbacks
Coco Crisp Athletics Brian Esposito Astros
Mark DeRosa Giants Terry Evans Giants
J.D. Drew Red Sox Pedro Feliz Royals
Luke Gregerson Padres Randy Flores Padres
Dan Haren Angels Ruben Gotay Marlins
Blake Hawksworth Dodgers Michel Hernandez Orioles
Jarrett Hoffpauir Padres Rich Hill Red Sox
Cesar Izturis Orioles Jason Isringhausen Mets
Ryan Ludwick Padres Adam Kennedy Mariners
Jason Marquis Nationals Josh Kinney White Sox
Joe Mather Braves Braden Looper Cubs
Mike McCoy Blue Jays Felipe Lopez Rays
Clayton Mortensen Rockies Hector Luna Red Sox
Chris Narveson Brewers Mike MacDougal Dodgers
Darren Oliver Rangers Matt Meyer Angels
Brad Penny Tigers Aaron Miles Dodgers
Chris Perez Indians Matt Pagnozzi Rockies
Joel Pineiro Angels Luis Perdomo Padres
Placido Polanco Phillies Anthony Reyes Indians
Edgar Renteria Reds Dennys Reyes Red Sox
Scott Rolen Reds Royce Ring Mariners
Brendan Ryan Mariners Nate Robertson Mariners
Jess Todd Indians Jeff Suppan Giants
Brett Wallace Astros Joe Thurston Marlins
Jack Wilson Mariners Brett Tomko Rangers
Todd Wellemeyer Cubs
Randy Winn Orioles
Mark Worrell Orioles
Jamey Wright Mariners

If readers don’t know about Josh, you are missing out. For several years, he has covered the St. Louis Cardinals Latin American beat for The Cardinal Nation as well as runs his own site, Cardinals Best News Links. You can find links to all the important Cardinals and Latin American ball-related stories there in one place each day. There is also a permanent link to his site in the blogroll below. Follow Josh on Twitter.

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