• Matheny would not speculate as to how much longer Kevin Siegrist (left forearm strain) would be away on a Minor League rehab assignment, though the feedback from the lefty has been positive. Siegrist has made three scoreless appearances for Double-A Springfield, pitching most recently Thursday. Matheny said Siegrist will need to pitch on consecutive days and make at least one multiple-inning appearance before returning from the disabled list.
• Outfielder Stephen Piscotty and right-hander Angel Castro represented the Cardinals in the Triple-A All-Star Game on Wednesday. Piscotty, who entered the game in the sixth, went 1-for-2 with a single. Castro struck out one of the two batters he faced.
• After participating in the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game on Sunday, James Ramsey returned to Springfield, but lasted only one at-bat on Tuesday before being removed with tightness in his right side. Ramsey recently missed time due to a strained right intercostals muscle.
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