Remembering Recent Non-Roster Invitees Who Have Made the St. Louis Cardinals’ Opening Day Roster

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Scott Linebrink St. Louis Cardinals
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Scott Linebrink, RP, 2012

Linebrink is definitely the most obscure member of this bunch, as he never actually pitched in a regular season game with the Cardinals. Though Linebrink, who had 12 prior seasons of MLB experience, had his contract purchased prior to the end of spring training and was included as a member of the Opening Day roster, he was placed on the disabled list after the club’s first regular season game. Linebrink dealt with a shoulder injury that actually occurred in his final spring training appearance, and after failing to recover from the ailment, he received his unconditional release on June 8. He’d never pitch in another professional game.

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