• Though he has never set a firm deadline for negotiations, Adam Wainwright said on Saturday that he would expect contract extension talks to be tabled if an agreement is not reached before Opening Day. The Cardinals and Wainwright's agent, Steve Hammond, remain in ongoing talks about finding a mutually beneficial agreement that would keep Wainwright from becoming a free agent after the season.
"It's something that, especially from my standpoint, I can't come to the field every day thinking about a contract situation," Wainwright said. "I think once the season happens, from our standpoint, we'd just put it on hold indefinitely. That's not to say that something couldn't get done during the season. You never know. But there's far too much in Spring Training to even think about it."
• Cardinals relievers Fernando Salas (Team Mexico) and Mitchell Boggs (Team USA) each made a one-inning appearance in a World Baseball Classic game on Friday that pitted the two teammates as opponents. Salas allowed one run on two hits in the eighth inning. He threw 18 pitches. Boggs worked around two baserunners to pitch a scoreless ninth. He needed 17 pitches to get through the frame.
• Carlos Beltran went 1-for-3 with an RBI double as Team Puerto Rico's starting right fielder on Friday. Yadier Molina also started for the club and went 1-for-4. Puerto Rico defeated Spain, 3-0.
• Rafael Furcal has scheduled his elbow surgery with Dr. James Andrews for Wednesday at Andrews' office in Pensacola, Fla. The club announced on Thursday that Furcal had elected to have the season-ending procedure.
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