• Mark Ellis (left oblique strain) will not be heading out on a Minor League rehab assignment, though the Cardinals are hopeful that the infielder will be ready to come off the disabled list next week. Manager Mike Matheny said that Ellis is doing tee work, but has not been cleared to start swinging without restriction due to some continued discomfort.
• General manager John Mozeliak suggested that the Cardinals will not make an external addition to their club before the end of the weekend, the deadline for a player to then be eligible for a postseason roster.
"I don't envision an 11th hour move at this point," Mozeliak said on Friday. "I think our 11th hour move was getting healthy."
• Catcher Cody Stanley and outfielder James Ramsey, now in the Indians' organization, were named to the Texas League Postseason All-Star team this week. At the time of the selection, Stanley ranked third in the league in batting average (.291) and fifth in slugging percentage (.439). He has 12 home runs and 42 RBIs for Springfield, the Cardinals' Double-A affiliate.
Ramsey played 67 games for Springfield before being swapped for Major Leaguer Justin Masterson in a Trade Deadline deal. Ramsey hit .300 with 13 homers, 14 doubles and 36 RBIs before the trade.
• In announcing its 2015 schedule, Triple-A Memphis revealed that the Cardinals will play an exhibition game in Memphis on April 3, two days before the Major League season opens. The Cardinals had an exhibition game scheduled at AutoZone Park to conclude Spring Training this year, but that contest was cancelled due to rain.
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