• Though the Cardinals will fly to Arizona next Friday in advance of their April 1 season opener, the team will leave its fifth starter behind in Jupiter, Fla., to pitch in a Minor League game on Saturday. That assignment will go to either Shelby Miller or Joe Kelly, both of whom will have one fewer Grapefruit League appearance than the other starters on the team.
• The organization has not officially announced any Minor League assignments, but it's expected that right-hander Michael Wacha will begin the year in the Triple-A rotation. Though he has pitched only 21 professional innings, Wacha earned the chance to start in Memphis with a sensational showing in Major League camp this spring.
• Randy Choate faced one batter on Sunday and he served up a two-run double to the left-handed-hitting Darrell Ceciliani. Manager Mike Matheny continues to put Choate in situations where he can face lefties, but Choate hasn't retired any of the six batters he has faced in his last four appearances.
• Ty Wigginton, hitless since March 7, contributed a pinch-hit double on Sunday. The hit was just the fifth in Wigginton's 44 at-bats this spring.