Associated Press - February 22, 2009 1:14 PM ET
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) - Another season, another search for a regular second baseman for the St. Louis Cardinals.
Since the end of the 2003 season, the Cardinals have had 21 players try second base and none of them were named Skip Schumaker.
Which is why La Russa isn't concerned about trying to replace Adam Kennedy with Schumaker, who is an outfielder and has never played an inning at second base - not even in high school.
Schumaker will make his unofficial debut at second base Wednesday when the Cardinals play the Marlins.
The 28-year-old Schumaker played the majority of his 153 games last season in center field. But the Cardinals saw a versatile athlete who played shortstop in college.