On Tuesday, general manager John Mozeliak presented World Series rings to six players and four coaches currently with Triple-A Memphis. Adron Chambers, Mark Hamilton, Brandon Dickson, Pete Kozma, Maikel Cleto and Eduardo Sanchez all spent various lengths of time on the big league club in 2011. Chambers also appeared on the club's postseason roster.
Also receiving rings were staff members Ron "Pop" Warner, Blaise Ilsley, Mark Budaska and Sean Johnson.
Scott Linebrink (right shoulder capsulitis) continues to progress through a throwing program back in St. Louis. But he is still not near the point of being sent out on a Minor League rehab assignment, manager Mike Matheny said.
Double-A starter John Gast moved to 4-2 this season with seven scoreless innings in Springfield's win on Tuesday. Gast has thrown at least six innings and allowed no more than two earned runs in six of his seven starts this year. He has struck out 37 and walked 12 in 44 1/3 innings.
Coming into Tuesday's game, the Cardinals had scored five or more runs in 15 games this season. The only National League team to do so more often? Arizona, which has reached the five-run mark 16 times.