ST. LOUIS (AP) - The St. Louis Cardinals anticipate that catcher
Jason LaRue will retire.
Manager Tony La Russa says Sunday that he last spoke with the
36-year-old LaRue a few days ago. LaRue was kicked in the head by
Reds pitcher Johnny Cueto after a fracas with the Cincinnati Reds
last month and is on the 60-day disabled list with a concussion.
General manager John Mozeliak says LaRue has not made a formal
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that LaRue, the backup
behind Yadier Molina, had decided to retire. The newspaper said
LaRue estimated he'd sustained "close to 20" concussions in his
athletic career including high school football.