Worth noting

Worth noting

• For the second straight day, outfielder Oscar Taveras was held out of the Cardinals' lineup due to tightness in his right hamstring. Taveras, ranked by MLB.com as the organization's top prospect, alerted the Cardinals to the discomfort during Saturday's game. He has logged just six Grapefruit League at-bats.

"He's moving pretty good," manager Mike Matheny said, "but we're still going to go a little slow with him."

Chris Carpenter, who has taken a front office job with the Cardinals, arrived at the club's Florida complex on Monday morning. He was expected to spend some time at Spring Training to get some exposure to things he'll be doing in his new role. Carpenter watched part of Monday's 17-5 loss to the Tigers in the seats alongside general manager John Mozeliak and other front office members.

• Wainwright was bothered by strep throat over the weekend, but he expects to make his scheduled start on Tuesday.

• Matheny announced that Carlos Martinez will start Wednesday's game against the Mets and Lance Lynn will start the day after vs. Atlanta. With that schedule, Lynn will be pitching on an extra day of rest.

• Two players anticipating more versatile roles this season -- Jon Jay and Pete Kozma -- began getting work at secondary positions on Monday. Jay started in right field, a position he last appeared at in 2011, when he started 30 games there. Kozma, who had been playing exclusively at short this spring, entered the game midway through at third base.

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.