Schumaker committed to helping young Cards

Schumaker committed to helping young Cards

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JUPITER, FL - FEBRUARY 24: Skip Schumaker #55 of the St. Louis Cardinals poses for a portrait during Photo Day at Roger Dean Stadium on February 24, 2011 in Jupiter, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

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by R.B. FALLSTROM, AP Sports Writer

KMOV.com

Posted on February 28, 2012 at 5:35 PM

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) -- Skip Schumaker knows the big league life won't last forever, that one of those high draft picks will eventually take his job. Helping those kids get ready, he believes, is part of his job.

St. Louis Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak envisions Schumaker as a super utility player this season, capable of starting at second base where he's been the regular the last two seasons, and at all three outfield spots. The Cardinals are giving Tyler Greene, a first-round draft pick in 2005 and perennial prospect, every chance of winning the second base job.

Schumaker, the second base starter most of the last three seasons, knows nothing is settled yet for this season. Whatever happens, he's determined not to sabotage the process.

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