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• Matheny said right-hander Joe Kelly is available and ready to make his first relief appearance of the season if needed on Sunday. Matheny said there aren't any particular situations Kelly would be used in, as Kelly has proven himself capable of handling difficult spots in his 12 starts this season.

"Preferably, I'd not like to see him in the third or fourth," Matheny joked. "But he's gonna be ready. No really preconceived idea on what kind of use we'll have for him. We'll just wait and see how it all plays out. Because of how he's thrown, we're not afraid to use him."

• Skip Schumaker started at second base and batted seventh on Sunday, making his first start since going 2-for-4 against Arizona on Tuesday.

• Matheny said he and Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak have had "preliminary" conversations on how the club will handle roster moves with potential callups in September. Matheny said he expects those talks with Mozeliak to be more specific toward the end of St. Louis' current homestand and into its next road trip beginning Aug. 24.

• Matheny said right-hander Joe Kelly is available and ready to make his first relief appearance of the season if needed on Sunday. Matheny said there aren't any particular situations Kelly would be used in, as Kelly has proven himself capable of handling difficult spots in his 12 starts this season.

"Preferably, I'd not like to see him in the third or fourth," Matheny joked. "But he's gonna be ready. No really preconceived idea on what kind of use we'll have for him. We'll just wait and see how it all plays out. Because of how he's thrown, we're not afraid to use him."

• Skip Schumaker started at second base and batted seventh on Sunday, making his first start since going 2-for-4 against Arizona on Tuesday.

• Matheny said he and Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak have had "preliminary" conversations on how the club will handle roster moves with potential callups in September. Matheny said he expects those talks with Mozeliak to be more specific toward the end of St. Louis' current homestand and into its next road trip beginning Aug. 24.