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Adron Lamar Chambers

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Adron Chambers is an outfielder who made his major league debut with the St. Louis Cardinals in 2011.

Chambers grew up in Pensacola, Florida, where he was a high school football star. He went on to Mississippi State on a football scholarship but was suspended after being accused of sexual battery (charges which were later reduced to simple assault and indecent exposure). He then enrolled at Pensacola Junior College, playing baseball for the first time since his junior year in high school.

Drafted by the Cardinals in the 38th round of the 2007 amateur draft, Chambers was signed by scout Steve Turco. He made his pro debut that summer, hitting .279/.362/.360 in 36 games for the Johnson City Cardinals. In 2008, he played for the Quad Cities River Bandits, hitting .238/.322/.345 with 13 stolen bases and being gunned down 8 times in 95 games. He played for the Palm Beach Cardinals in 2009, hitting .283/.370/.400 with 21 stolen bases in 33 tries and 16 triples in 122 games. He led Organized Baseball in three-baggers (one ahead of Jon Gaston), the first Cardinal farmhand since Ray Lankford to hit that many. He was fifth in the Florida State League in OBP. He also showed off a strong arm, with 11 outfield assists.

Chambers split 2010 between the Springfield Cardinals (75 games) and Memphis Redbirds (37 games), hitting a combined .283/.379/.405 with 14 stolen bases in 20 attempts in 112 games. Back with Memphis to start 2011, he hit .277 with 10 home runs for the team before earning a September call-up to St. Louis. In 18 games for the Cards (mostly as a defensive replacement or pinch runner), he was 3-for-8 with a triple and 4 RBIs. He spent most of 2012 back with Memphis, hitting .319 in 96 games, but got into 41 games for St. Louis, posting a .222 average.

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