Beerleaguer senior correspondent Martin Smith offers his annual "have bat, will travel" report, a look at some veterans still chasing a paycheck in the Major Leagues.
This season, there are enough noteworthy invitees to fill two rosters, thanks in large to the rebuilding Washington Nationals. The Nats are holding tryouts for 33 invitees, which is downright expansion-like. I’ve split them into two groups: Regular and ex-Phillies. Here are your 2007 non-roster invitee all-stars by position.
1B: Erubiel Durazo, A's, & Travis Lee, Nats 2B: Tony Womak, Nats, & Tomas Perez, Cubs SS: Rey Ordonez, Mariners, & Desi Relaford, Rangers 3B: Tony Batista, Nats, & Jose Hernandez, Pirates C: Mike DiFelice, Mets, & Sal Fasano, Blue Jays OF: Sammy Sosa, Rangers, Richard Hildalgo, Astros, Ruben Sierra, Mets, & Ricky Ledee, A's, John Mabry, Rockies, Lou Collier, Phils. SP and RP: Sidney Ponson, Twins, Damian Moss, Giants, Aaron Small, Mariners, Luther Hackman, Brewers, Dan Kolb, Pirates, & Bruce Chen, Rangers, Brandon Duckworth, Royals, Adam Benero, Red Sox, Arthur Rhodes, Mariners, Felix Rodriguez, Marlins.