Two former Cardinals hope for comeback

Posted by Scott Wuerz on February 1, 2013 

A pair of former Cardinals -- record setting home run hitter Fernando Tatis and 2011 World Series champion Arthur Rhodes -- are eyeing a comeback in 2013, according to the Baltimore Sun.

Tatis, 38, hasn't played in the big leagues since the middle of the 2010 season when he injured his shoulder while he was a member of the Mets. He recently worked out for the Orioles in an audition for a job as a utility player.

He played for Baltimore in 2006 after spending the three most productive years of his career with the Redbirds from 1998-2000. During that time he hit .282 with 60 home runs. Two of them -- both grand slams -- came in the same inning and against the same pitcher, Chan Ho Park of the Dodgers -- on April 23, 1999.

Rhodes, 43, threw for the Orioles Thursday after sitting out the 2012 season. He pitched only 8 2/3 innings for the Cardinals down the stretch in 2011 after St. Louis picked him up after he was released late in the season by the Rangers, their eventual opponents in the World Series. He had a 4.15 ERA in the regular season. But he didn't allow a hit or a run in eight post season appearances.

He's pitched for nine teams over the course of his career. But before he became a left handed nomad, Rhodes spent the first eight seasons of his career hurling for Baltimore.

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