Worth noting

Worth noting

• As expected, the Cardinals activated Robinson (right shoulder strain) from the disabled list on Thursday. With his return, Robinson gives the Cardinals another right-handed bat off the bench. In order to clear a spot for him on the roster, infielder Jermaine Curtis was sent back to Triple-A Memphis after a two-day stay in St. Louis.

Robinson didn't play in Thursday's win.

• Mozeliak said that Oscar Taveras' season-ending ankle surgery has been scheduled for next Tuesday. Charlotte (N.C.)-based foot/ankle specialist Dr. Robert Anderson will perform the procedure on the organization's top prospect. Taveras is expected to have a full recovery well in advance of next Spring Training.

• For the first time since last Friday, first baseman Matt Adams was in the Cardinals' lineup on Thursday. Adams' inclusion came after manager Mike Matheny opted to sit right fielder Carlos Beltran due to what he described as general achiness. Beltran, who is always bothered by a right foot contusion, played all 23 innings during the first two games of the series.

Adams went 1-for-5 with a run, and Beltran appeared as a pinch-hitter in the ninth inning, popping out in his only at-bat.

• Mozeliak described the current waiver market as "slow," though the Cardinals still have until the end of the month to consider making a roster addition. Teams can place any of their 40-man roster players on waivers this month and are then free to trade any player who goes unclaimed.

"That's obviously something we have to pay attention to," Mozeliak said. "If we feel there's something out there that makes sense, we'll pursue it."

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