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Larry Walker | Outfielder

Team: St Louis Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (51) / 12/1/1966
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 235
Bats / Throws: Left / Right

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Cardinals declined outfielder Larry Walker's $15 million club option for 2006.
He gets a $1 million buyout. Walker said after the NLCS that he was retiring, and he hasn't given any indication since that he's thinking of changing his mind. Wed, Nov 9, 2005 08:42:00 PM
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Larry Walker indicated following Wednesday's game that he would choose retirement.

The Cardinals hold an option on Walker for 2006, but since it's worth $15 million, they wouldn't exercise it even if he wanted to keep playing. "Putting on a uniform and going out there and challenging nine other guys to a baseball game was always a blast," Walker said after the game. "It's a great life."
Thu, Oct 20, 2005 04:05:00 AM

Larry Walker went 1-for-4 tonight to conclude the series against the Astros 3-for-19.

If this is the end for Walker, he didn't go out with a bang. He didn't have a hit in the NLDS, so he finished the postseason 3-for-28 with one RBI and six walks.
Wed, Oct 19, 2005 11:26:00 PM

Larry Walker (knee, neck, back) is ailing, but plans on remaining in the starting lineup.

Walker went 0-for-3 in Game 2 and is 1-for-16 in the postseason. "He`s got a lot of parts of his body that are aching," manager Tony La Russa said.
Sat, Oct 15, 2005 08:49:00 AM

Larry Walker (knee) didn't take batting practice Wednesday night, but he was still in the starting lineup for Game 2.

Walker will do whatever it takes to stay on the Cards' lineup card. "He has a lot of parts of his body that are aching," manager Tony La Russa said. "He got hit by a pitch, and he took that tumble in San Diego. It's an accumulation of a lot of things. I'm just going to watch him closely and maybe later in the game, if he can get through the first two-thirds, I'll try to protect him a bit."
Fri, Oct 14, 2005 10:06:00 AM

Larry Walker (knee) is expected to be in the lineup for Wednesday's NLCS opener.

Walker's right knee is still sore after being hit with a pitch there in the third game of the NLDS, but he's expected to start. He's expected to retire after the postseason, especially if the Cardinals take it all.
Wed, Oct 12, 2005 09:19:00 AM

Larry Walker left Saturday's game after a collision with a railing in foul territory at PETCO Park while tracking a fly ball. Walker dinged the outside of his knee and said he expected some swelling.

"I'm good," Walker said. "If we would have lost, I would have been a little worried. It's swelling up a little bit. ... Tony (La Russa) came up to me in the dugout and said, 'I think I'm going to get you out of there.' I said, 'Yeah, perhaps I'm hurting the team right now more than I'm helping.'"
Mon, Oct 10, 2005 10:38:00 AM

After playing with a herniated disc in his neck the entire season, Larry Walker is considering retirement after the 2005 season.

It's been a tiring year for Walker, who wants one more chance for a World Series ring. He comes in for an hour-and-a-half of treatment before every game, has had four cortisone shots this season, as well as massages, hot packs, cold packs and electric stimulation. "This year was my most challenging to deal with because of the neck," Walker said. "It's my body that has me leaning toward retirement. It's my body that's telling me enough's enough."
Source: Denver Post
Tue, Oct 4, 2005 10:22:00 AM

Larry Walker hit a pair of solo homers today in the Cardinals' 9-6 victory over the Reds.

Walker has just 15 homers, but he has three multihomer games and two of them have come against Ramon Ortiz. He probably won't start tomorrow with the Reds throwing Brandon Claussen.
Sat, Oct 1, 2005 07:37:00 PM

Larry Walker is back in right field for tonight's game against the Astros.

It's Walker's first start since he received a cortisone shot for his neck on Thursday.
Tue, Sep 27, 2005 07:31:00 PM

Larry Walker received a cortisone shot for the herniated disc in his neck today and is expected to be back in the lineup on Tuesday.

This is just confirmation. So Taguchi replaced Walker in right field tonight.
Thu, Sep 22, 2005 10:02:00 PM

Right fielder Larry Walker is expected to return to St. Louis today to receive a fourth cortisone injection near the herniated disc in his neck.

He will probably miss the team's weekend series in Milwaukee against the Brewers before becoming available again on the season-ending home stand against the Houston Astros and Reds. That will give him some playing time before the postseason starts.
Thu, Sep 22, 2005 09:29:00 AM

Larry Walker is back in the starting lineup for tonight's game against the Reds.

Walker missed a couple of starts due to a sore neck.
Wed, Sep 21, 2005 06:18:00 PM

Larry Walker, who missed Sunday's game with a sore neck, singled as a pinch-hitter against the Reds tonight.

The sore neck has been a problem for most of the season, so he should be considered day-to-day for the last two weeks. Manager Tony LaRussa figures to give him as much rest as possible.
Tue, Sep 20, 2005 11:21:00 PM

Larry Walker's neck kept him out of the lineup on Sunday.

According to Tony LaRussa, Walker's neck ''was not playable'' and he's day-to-day.
Mon, Sep 19, 2005 08:41:00 AM

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