Pham has quad drained, to be evaluated in 10 days

Lackey, Martinez throw side sessions in advance of season debuts

Pham has quad drained, to be evaluated in 10 days

CHICAGO -- Outfielder Tommy Pham had his left quad drained during a visit to Dallas-area orthopedist Daniel Cooper on Monday in an effort to help expedite his recovery from a quad strain he suffered on March 13.

Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak said that Pham will be reevaluated by head team physician Michael Milne in about 10 days, at which time the club will determine whether Pham can be cleared to resume baseball activities.

Pham sought the second opinion after feeling continued discomfort in his leg even after the Cardinals cleared him for increased activity on the field toward the end of camp. Before the injury, Pham had opened Grapefruit League play 7-for-17 and was in the mix for a bench spot on the Opening Day roster. He was placed on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to March 27.

Worth noting

• Right-hander John Lackey, whose scheduled start was bumped from Wednesday to Friday due to Tuesday's postponement, threw a light side session at Wrigley Field on Wednesday to prepare for his season debut. Carlos Martinez also threw a bullpen session on Wednesday and was therefore not available out of the bullpen again. He will start against the Reds on Sunday.

• As of Wednesday, the Cardinals had yet to hear about a potential makeup date for Tuesday's postponed game. The club does return to Chicago three more times this season, with two additional series scheduled against the Cubs and another versus the White Sox.

• Though Thursday will mark the team's fourth off-day in a six-day stretch, the Cardinals will not be able to hold a workout at Cincinnati's Great American Ball Park because the Reds and Pirates will be wrapping up their series that day.

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