Third-base coach Jose Oquendo, who missed the last three games due to illness, returned to Busch Stadium on Monday, but he is not yet feeling well enough to return to the field. Manager Mike Matheny said that Oquendo came down with the flu and has also been dealing with a bout of pneumonia.
In Oquendo's absence, first-base coach Chris Maloney has moved into the third-base box. Assistant hitting coach John Mabry has been the first-base coach.
Memphis first baseman Matt Adams is likely to miss at least two more games due to soreness in his right elbow. Adams was bothered by the same issue in late April but missed only minimal time. Once the Triple-A club returns to Memphis on Wednesday, Adams will have the elbow checked out again by the team doctor. Farm director John Vuch doesn't expect the issue to be anything serious.
Minor League corner infielder Jonathan Rodriguez will miss the rest of the season after needing surgery on his fractured left wrist. He sustained the injury on June 23, when a runner ran into his arm as he was reaching to make a catch. He will undergo surgery to insert a screw into the wrist so that it can be stabilized.
In 64 games with high Class A Palm Beach, Rodriguez hit .252 with 16 doubles, six homers and 28 RBIs. A seventh-round pick in the 2009 First-Year Player Draft, he split time at first and third.
Kyle McClellan (strained right elbow) is scheduled to begin a four-week throwing program on Tuesday. His program will start with a series of long-toss sessions, beginning at about 60 feet.
Outfielder Oscar Taveras was named the Cardinals' Minor League Player of the Month for June; Ryan Sherriff took home Pitcher of the Month honors.
Taveras batted .347 with 18 RBIs, six homers, nine doubles and a .398 on-base percentage last month for Double-A Springfield. In addition, he drove in three in the Texas League All-Star Game last week and will represent the organization in the MLB All-Star Futures Game on Sunday.
Sherriff, who is 5-0 with Palm Beach this season, won three games and posted a 1.98 ERA in four June starts. He struck out 14 in 27 1/3 innings. The 22-year-old was a 28th-round selection in the 2011 Draft.
Springfield outfielder Chris Swauger was named the Texas League Player of the Week after going 7-for-18 with five runs scored and four RBIs in four games last week. All Texas League clubs had an abbreviated schedule last week due to the Double-A All-Star Game.