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Worth noting

• The Cardinals have talked with Oscar Taveras and Major League Baseball officials about removing Taveras from the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game roster. He has been dealing with a nagging right ankle sprain and is still on the Triple-A disabled list. With Taveras pulling out of the game, second baseman Kolten Wong will be the Cardinals' lone representative in next Sunday's game.

• A number of Cardinals players and coaches will be spending Monday's off-day on the golf course, participating in the 2013 Pujols Family Foundation Golf Classic at the Meadowbrook Country Club. For the second straight year, Matt Holliday will serve as the tournament's host. Albert Pujols is expected to attend the event since Monday is also an off day for the Angels.

• The Cardinals, FOX Sports Midwest and the Cardinals Radio Network will host a Cardinals Care auction during Tuesday's broadcast of the Cardinals-Astros game. The auction will run for seven innings and include unique items and experiences to bid on. A full list of auction items can be found by visiting or All proceeds raised will be donated to Cardinals Care, the organization's charitable foundation.

• Nick Additon improved to 6-4 with a win for Triple-A Memphis on Saturday. Additon pitched seven innings, allowing two runs on three hits. He struck out five and did not walk a batter.

Jenifer Langosch is a reporter for Read her blog, By Gosh, It's Langosch, and follow her on Twitter @LangoschMLB. Chad Thornburg is an associate reporter for
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