Worth noting

• Rehabbing pitchers Jason Motte (Tommy John surgery) and Jaime Garcia (left shoulder bursitis) will remain in Florida to continue their respective throwing programs once the Cardinals head north on Friday. Motte is expected to throw another simulated game later this week. Garcia will continue to throw bullpen sessions for a while longer.

• Third baseman Matt Carpenter played on the back fields Tuesday so that he could get several at-bats in Minor League games. Carpenter is 8-for-40 in Grapefruit League play this spring. Peter Bourjos took the same opportunity to play in intrasquad games on Wednesday.

Carlos Martinez made his first relief appearance of the spring on Wednesday, and he was unable to finish the eighth, allowing two runs on three hits and two walks. Martinez was told earlier this week that he will open the season in the bullpen.

"It wasn't the results that he wanted," Matheny said afterward. "I think it's just a matter of getting back locked in to what it means to come into a game in the eighth in a big situation and that mentality. I think today could have been a good reminder. I'm sure he's going to go back into the archives -- what it was and how he prepared -- and I'm sure he's anxious to get back out there."

• The Cardinals have announced that they will host a fantasy camp at Busch Stadium from July 10-13, during which fans can compete against and play alongside several former Cardinals players. The camp will be similar to the one the organization has held in Florida annually since 2001.

For more details on the camp and/or to register, visit cardinals.com/fantasycamp.

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.