Worth noting

Worth noting

• The Cardinals held a workout at Busch Stadium on Thursday afternoon before boarding a flight to Cincinnati. Matheny encouraged players who participated in the All-Star Game to skip the workout, though Lynn, donning his new All-Star gold-plated spikes, did take the field to shag fly balls during batting practice.

• Catcher Yadier Molina has returned from Puerto Rico after attending a family funeral in his home country. Molina missed the final three games of the first half, as well as the All-Star Game, due to the death of his wife's grandfather.

• Right-hander Brandon Dickson was one of 11 pitchers to throw for the Pacific Coast League in Wednesday's Triple-A All-Star Game. He walked one and retired one batter in the ninth inning of the PCL's 3-0 win. Dickson was Memphis' only representative in the showcase game. He was named to the All-Star team when the Cardinals called up lefty reliever Barret Browning.