Gonzalez hoping for comeback after two-year absence

Updated: February 19, 2008, 6:09 PM ET
Associated Press

JUPITER, Fla. -- Juan Gonzalez has two MVP awards, two home run titles and one RBI crown. Yet he walked into the St. Louis Cardinals' clubhouse with the excitement of a player half his age.

"I feel like a rookie invited to big-league camp after two years off," the 38-year-old outfielder said Tuesday, the first day of full-squad workouts. "I'm coming back for a big challenge. This is opening doors for myself. I'm here working hard to see what happens."

Gonzalez, who has played ...

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