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• Though the organization termed his departure this year as a "leave of absence," former pitching coach Dave Duncan will not be returning to the organization, general manager John Mozeliak confirmed on Thursday. Duncan stepped aside from his position in January in order to attend to his wife, Jeanine, who is recovering from a brain tumor. At the time, a door was left open for Duncan's potential return.

Said Mozeliak of the job Derek Lilliquist did in stepping in for Duncan this season: "They're obviously different people, but I think Lilli did an excellent job."

• Outfielder Jon Jay missed reaching "Super Two" status by five days, meaning that he won't be arbitration eligible until after the 2013 season. The service time required to be a "Super Two" player -- meaning that player gets an extra/early year of arbitration eligibility -- is two years, 139 days this season. That figure was calculated by finding the top 22 percent of players with more than two years service time but less than three.

Jay's service time hit two years, 134 days at the end of the season.

• Matt Carpenter was sent home to Texas with the directive of working at second base this offseason. Carpenter made himself more versatile with the winter work he did last year and could push himself into the mix for a starting job at second base in 2013 if he can pick up the position over the next few months.

• The Cardinals are scheduled to hold organizational meetings next week, during which they'll lay the groundwork for offseason priorities and goals.

• Though the organization termed his departure this year as a "leave of absence," former pitching coach Dave Duncan will not be returning to the organization, general manager John Mozeliak confirmed on Thursday. Duncan stepped aside from his position in January in order to attend to his wife, Jeanine, who is recovering from a brain tumor. At the time, a door was left open for Duncan's potential return.

Said Mozeliak of the job Derek Lilliquist did in stepping in for Duncan this season: "They're obviously different people, but I think Lilli did an excellent job."

• Outfielder Jon Jay missed reaching "Super Two" status by five days, meaning that he won't be arbitration eligible until after the 2013 season. The service time required to be a "Super Two" player -- meaning that player gets an extra/early year of arbitration eligibility -- is two years, 139 days this season. That figure was calculated by finding the top 22 percent of players with more than two years service time but less than three.

Jay's service time hit two years, 134 days at the end of the season.

• Matt Carpenter was sent home to Texas with the directive of working at second base this offseason. Carpenter made himself more versatile with the winter work he did last year and could push himself into the mix for a starting job at second base in 2013 if he can pick up the position over the next few months.

• The Cardinals are scheduled to hold organizational meetings next week, during which they'll lay the groundwork for offseason priorities and goals.