Worth noting

•The Cardinals reassigned left-hander Tyler Lyons to Minor League camp after Tuesday's 5-4 win over the Marlins. Lyons allowed four earned runs on 11 hits in nine innings of Grapefruit League play.

• Matheny said that the club hopes third baseman David Freese (bruised tailbone) will return to the field on Thursday. Freese last played on March 14 but is being cleared to do a little bit more in workouts each day.

• The Cardinals will have a handful of Major League players stop by the team's spring complex on Wednesday to get work on the off-day, though most everyone has been told to stay away. This will be the last of three off-days for the club since workouts began last month.

• Matheny said he remains optimistic that he will not have to undergo an additional procedure on his back, which was operated on in St. Louis on March 11. Matheny had his back re-examined on Tuesday and was told that it is healing as it should.

• Michael Wacha, the Cardinals' top pick in the 2012 First-Year Player Draft, made his first appearance in Minor League camp on Monday. After not allowing an earned run in 11 2/3 innings of Grapefruit League play, Wacha tossed three scoreless innings in a Triple-A game. He allowed one hit, one walk and struck out four.

Jenifer Langosch is a reporter for MLB.com. Read her blog, By Gosh, It's Langosch, and follow her on Twitter @LangoschMLB. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.