• Jason Motte (lower back strain) played catch on Saturday, after which manager Mike Matheny said the club has not yet determined what the next step will be for the right-handed reliever. Matheny said that with the Minor League seasons ending, it is unlikely Motte will be go out on a rehab assignment. If he wants to face hitters before returning from the disabled list, he can do so in a simulated game.
• Left-hander Kevin Siegrist continues to impress at Triple-A Memphis, and he remains on track to be called back up to St. Louis once rosters expand on Monday. In 6 2/3 innings since his demotion, Siegrist has allowed one earned run on three hits and three walks. He has struck out 11.
"He's done a great job," Matheny said. "I think he's just about ready."
• Matheny, speaking before the first game of the doubleheader on Saturday, said that he plans to give all 12 position players at least one start on Saturday. He opted to start Yadier Molina in Game 2 because of his familiarity with starter Marco Gonzales and so Molina would have additional time to recover from a Friday night start.
• After advancing to the Gulf Coast League playoffs by winning their four-team division, the GCL Cardinals were eliminated by the GCL Red Sox on Friday with a 7-4 loss. Outfielder Magneuris Sierra distinguished himself as the standout player on that rookie-level club. Sierra, 18, hit .386/.434/.505 with 12 doubles, three triples, two homers, 30 RBIs and 13 stolen bases in 52 games.
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