• Jason Motte made his second rehab appearance with Double-A Springfield on Tuesday, and he needed only six pitches to retire the side in order in the eighth inning. Motte began his rehab assignment on Sunday. This is his final step in a year-long recovery from Tommy John surgery.
• Springfield won its day game on Tuesday behind seven scoreless innings from lefty starter Kyle Hald. Hald (2-0) struck out seven, while allowing three hits and one walk in the outing. He was supported by solo homers from Cody Stanley and Rafael Ortega.
• Jake Westbrook, who retired after the 2013 season, reunited with several of his former teammates while visiting the Cardinals at Turner Field on Tuesday. He played a round of golf with some of them earlier in the day, too.
• The Cardinals announced that infielder Jonathan Rodriguez and left-hander starter Tim Cooney have been named the organization's Minor League Player and Pitcher of the Month for April. Rodriguez, playing for Springfield, hit .346 with a 1.059 slugging percentage, nine doubles, four homers and 15 RBIs during the month. Cooney went 3-1 with a 2.35 ERA in five starts for Triple-A Memphis.
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