Worth noting

• Cardinals third-base coach Jose Oquendo was ejected in the middle of the third inning Tuesday after exchanging words with home-plate umpire James Hoye on his way back to the dugout. First-base coach Chris Maloney moved over to the third-base box to replace Oquendo, while assistant hitting coach David Bell became the team's fill-in first-base coach.

Mark Ellis (left oblique strain) joined position players on the field during Tuesday's batting practice to participate in fielding and hitting work. It marked the first time since Ellis suffered the injury in mid-August that he had been cleared for that much baseball activity.

• Mozeliak confirmed that the Cardinals will not make any other September callups until after the Memphis club completes its run through the Triple-A playoffs. Memphis opens a best-of-five series in Omaha on Wednesday, with left-hander Tim Cooney on the mound.

• According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Matt Holliday, with his 12 RBIs over the last three games, joined Johnny Mize (1941) as the only Cardinals players to drive in at least a dozen runs in three straight games, all of which the Cardinals won.

• Prior to batting practice on Tuesday, Masterson completed his initiation into the Cardinals' bullpen by participating in the group's traditional "trust fall." Masterson stood on a ledge along the left-field line and fell into the arms of his fellow relievers. Masterson was moved to the bullpen this week after struggling in six August starts with the Cardinals.

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