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• Matheny said that while he has written out several potential lineups, he has yet to settle on a favorite. The only constant in all the drafts, he noted, is that the pitcher will bat ninth. Most likely, Carpenter (leadoff), Matt Holliday (No. 3) and Allen Craig (No. 4) will return to the batting-order position in which they spent most of their time last season.

• Kozma took ground balls at shortstop Tuesday, though the Cardinals intend to get Kozma work at various infield spots this spring. With Peralta now the team's everyday shortstop, Kozma becomes more valuable as a utility infielder. Even so, he has an uphill climb to crack the team's Opening Day roster. Mark Ellis and Daniel Descalso already give the Cardinals depth across the infield.

• Matheny said that while he has written out several potential lineups, he has yet to settle on a favorite. The only constant in all the drafts, he noted, is that the pitcher will bat ninth. Most likely, Carpenter (leadoff), Matt Holliday (No. 3) and Allen Craig (No. 4) will return to the batting-order position in which they spent most of their time last season.

• Kozma took ground balls at shortstop Tuesday, though the Cardinals intend to get Kozma work at various infield spots this spring. With Peralta now the team's everyday shortstop, Kozma becomes more valuable as a utility infielder. Even so, he has an uphill climb to crack the team's Opening Day roster. Mark Ellis and Daniel Descalso already give the Cardinals depth across the infield.

• A day after Kevin Siegrist skipped his bullpen session due to minor arm soreness, Matheny said Siegrist remains "in a good spot." It was the Cardinals who chose to keep Siegrist off the mound Monday, not a request by the left-handed reliever.

• Former Cardinals outfielder Jim Edmonds arrived in Jupiter, Fla., and will assist with outfield instruction during his stay at Cardinals camp. Edmonds currently works as a studio analyst for Fox Sports Midwest.

Jenifer Langosch is a reporter for MLB.com. Read her blog, By Gosh, It's Langosch, and follow her on Twitter @LangoschMLB.

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