"If we're in contention, we'll put him on the roster Aug. 31. It's a nice little dream. Is it likely? Probably not. I don't think it's a zero possibility. The point is, you'll see him in spring training. He won't be leaning on the batting cage chatting it up. He'll work his (butt) off, and hitters will be thrilled he's there helping them.
La Russa also told the paper that McGwire must answer questions soon about the steroid suspicions that have dogged him since his "I'm Not Here to Talk About the Past" debacle in front of Congress back in 2005.
Ironically, perhaps, McGwire's return as a player could help his Hall of Fame potential regardless of whether he whiffs or hits the ball out of the park.
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