Worth noting

Adam Wainwright, who typically begins his offseason throwing program around the first of the year, said he pushed the start date back two weeks to compensate for a shorter offseason and heavy 2013 workload. He said he is open to possibly altering his Spring Training plan as well but noted that "doing things too differently would be a mistake."

• General manager John Mozeliak said he will hold a meeting on Tuesday to begin working through the logistics of finding someone to fill the video-specialist role that is being added with the introduction of instant replay. With the new replay system, clubs will be permitted to have a video specialist in the clubhouse with access to all the video available to replay officials. That video specialist can then communicate with personnel in the dugout to help advise when to challenge.

"I didn't want to put the cart before the horse, but I also didn't want to be like, 'Oh gosh, what do we do now?'" Mozeliak said. "On Tuesday, we'll meet and really lay it out and determine if we need to hire somebody or if we have some in-house possibilities."

• Though the Cardinals have not gone to an arbitration hearing since 1999, Mozeliak noted that there is a real possibility of needing a panel to help settle Daniel Descalso's case. If the two sides cannot come to an agreement independently, the panel will decide between Descalso's proposed $1.65 million and the Cardinals' $930,000 offer.

• Asked about Major League Baseball's pursuit to eliminate home-plate collisions, Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina offered his full support.

"I'm good with it," said Molina, who appeared at the club's Winter Warm-Up on Saturday. "I'm 100 percent certain it's going to help, especially the catchers."

• It was an offseason of weddings for several Cardinals players, as Jon Jay, Shelby Miller, Joe Kelly and Descalso all wed after the World Series. "For whatever reason, the four of us are on the same plan," Descalso joked. "We didn't plan it out that way. It just sort of happened."

• Mozeliak said that while he does not anticipate the Cardinals making any contract-extension offers before Spring Training, he "wouldn't rule anything out between now and Opening Day." Last season, the Cardinals extended both Allen Craig and Wainwright while in Jupiter, Fla. A year before, it was Yadier Molina who signed an extension during Spring Training.

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.