Laird's only National League season came in 2011 as a member of the St Louis Cardinals, when he went 4-22 with 1 double and 2 RBI against the Braves NL East division opponents. In two games at Turner Field, the catcher went 1-5 with an RBI triple.
- Like his predecessor, David Ross, Gerald has been successful with pulling off the surprise bunt: he's 41-74 during his career (Ross is 21-37).
- Laird will be wearing #11 this year, the eighth different uniform number he has worn during his eleven years in the Bigs. Last year, Reed Johnson wore the number for Atlanta.