The three biggest long shots who made Opening Day rosters:
1. Bill Pulsipher, LHP, Cardinals. At 31 he joined fellow former Mets phenom Jason Isringhausen in St. Louis after three years out of the big leagues. Pulsipher appeared DL-bound after injuring his right hamstring on a follow-through in Sunday's loss to the Phillies.
2. Pete Orr, 2B, Braves. Undrafted out of high school and junior college, he spent four years as a minor league backup before hitting .320 last year at Triple A Richmond.
3. Jeff Cirillo, 3B, Brewers. He played in Mexico last winter and then after a series of phone calls to G.M. Doug Melvin, Cirillo talked his way into the Brewers' camp on a minor league deal.