Worth noting

• Rafael Furcal underwent successful Tommy John surgery on Wednesday to repair a torn ligament in the shortstop's right elbow. Furcal has not said whether he will remain with the team all season as he goes through his rehab.

• Both Daniel Descalso and Matt Carpenter will start playing positions other than second base with more frequency over the final two weeks of Grapefruit League play. Descalso will log time at short and third base. Carpenter will get work at both the corner infield and corner outfield spots.

• Matt Holliday returned to the lineup on Thursday after an eight-day absence due to a stomach virus. He played five innings in left field and went 0-for-2 with a walk.

• Former Cardinals outfielder Jim Edmonds has joined Fox Sports Midwest as an analyst for the Cardinals' pre- and post-game shows on the channel. Edmonds takes the position vacated by Cal Eldred, who is now a special assistant to general manager John Mozeliak.

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