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Washington's Long Bid to Make MLB Near

A professional for a dozen years, it has been over seven since Rico Washington has even been on a 40-man roster. Now he has a very good chance to emerge from anonymity and make the 25-man active roster of the St. Louis Cardinals to start the 2008 season. We break down the details of his long journey.

Many springs, it seems a dark horse candidate emerges to grab a coveted spot among the 25 men selected to start the season with a major league club. For the 2008 St. Louis Cardinals, Rico Washington more than fits the bill. Despite having been assigned to minor league camp over three weeks ago, the career minor leaguer will likely be on the Cardinals' initial roster for Monday's season opener...

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