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Chambers brings postseason experience to young team

KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- Astros outfielder Adron Chambers played in 41 games for the Cardinals in 2012, but that was enough to earn him a World Series championship ring. In fact, he's the only player of the 64 in Astros camp who has a championship ring.

Chambers keeps the ring in his locker at Osceola County Stadium in case any of his teammates want to come by and check it out. After all, that is the ultimate goal for all of the players.

"I want to get the trust in my teammates so they will want to walk around and see it," Chambers said. "It's about camaraderie. I was only there [in St. Louis] for a couple of months, but I was able to build some relationships with guys I still talk to today from that team. It's more than just that ring, but that's a nice little symbol to have and remind me."

Chambers, a non-roster invitee, is awaiting more hardware from the Cardinals, who last year won the National League pennant. He appeared in 25 games for St. Louis in the regular season and got four at-bats in the NL Championship Series.

"I took on a role I hadn't experienced, coming off the bench and being that energetic type of guy," Chambers said. "I was an everyday player. I wanted to be a starter. You had to embrace all types of situations we were dealing with, but that's what we built that season, being able to go through all that adversity and still manage to win ballgames.

"I tell you, it makes the process of coming over here that much better, trying to make this team. Now I understand, even if I don't make it, the development of a team and what they're trying to be. What will make us win today, not 10 years from now. I understand that."

Brian McTaggart is a reporter for and writes an MLBlog, Tag's Lines. Follow @brianmctaggart on Twitter.
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