• Fernando Salas struck out two in a scoreless inning on Wednesday as he started his Minor League rehab assignment with Triple-A Memphis. Salas is expected to return to the mound on Saturday. Mozeliak said he would like to see Salas build himself up to pitch multiple innings, so that he can be used as a long reliever when he returns from the disabled list.
• After making three starts for Memphis, Mitchell Boggs has, at his own request, moved back to the bullpen. He pitched a scoreless inning of relief for the Triple-A team on Wednesday.
• On Friday, wives of Cardinals players will be selling grab bags with autographed baseballs for $50 at Busch Stadium. All proceeds from the grab-bag fundraiser will benefit Great Circle, a Midwestern agency which provides services to abused and neglected children and also teaches social skills to children with autism.
• With the Rangers coming to town for a series this weekend, Lance Berkman and Kyle McClellan will both be making their return to Busch Stadium for the first time since leaving the Cardinals. The Rangers are scheduled to start Derek Holland (5-4, 3.30 ERA), Martin Perez (0-1, 5.06 ERA) and Nick Tepesch (3-6, 4.84 ERA) in the three-game series. The last two games will be shown on national television.
Jenifer Langosch is a reporter for MLB.com. Read her blog, By Gosh, It's Langosch, and follow her on Twitter @LangoschMLB. Chad Thornburg is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.