Pitcher Jeff Suppan and outfielder Randy Winn have joined the ranks of 2010 Cardinals who don't have jobs in 2011.
Suppan was released by the Giants after not making the team as an insurance policy pitcher. There was some thought at the beginning of camp that Suppan might have a chance to unseat Barry Zito in the San Francisco rotation, pushing the club to eat what remains on the lefty's mega deal. But Zito was very good this spring with a 2.49 ERA and 15 hits allowed in 22 innings. He walked 12 and struck out 12, but those numbers were skewed by a bout of early spring wildness.
Suppan was mediocre with 18 hits allowed in 18 innings and a 5.50 ERA in the spring. He walked five and struck out four. Not bad. But not enough to inspire the Giants to part ways with a much younger player with a significantly higher upside.
Winn was trying to catch on with Orioles after starting last season with the Yankees and ending up with St. Louis. He hit .278 for Baltimore with one homer, but he couldn't crack the O's roster and was released.
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