• For the first time since the start of camp, the Cardinals had seven pitchers throw live batting practice on Saturday. Those pitchers included Garcia, Shelby Miller, Kevin Siegrest, Randy Choate, Marc Rzepczynski, Mitchell Boggs and Jason Motte.
The purpose of live BP isn't so much for the hitter to get work, though they do often find it beneficial to track live pitching. Rather, it's for the pitchers to see the command of their pitches in a setting where a hitter is in the batter's box.
• Matheny said he and non-roster invitee Oscar Taveras have talked about Taveras' comments from Friday about potentially playing in the World Baseball Classic. While the Cardinals support their players participating in the Classic, the club was unaware of Taveras' interest in playing for Team Canada until he mentioned it during a media interview on Friday.