• According to pitching coach Derek Lilliquist, rehabbing reliever Jason Motte is expected to throw a bullpen session within the next week. Motte has taken the mound for controlled throwing sessions, but he has not yet thrown to a crouching catcher.
• The Marlins announced that they will start reigning National League Rookie of the Year Jose Fernandez against the Cardinals in both teams' Grapefruit League opener on Friday. The Cardinals had already announced plans to have Carlos Martinez make the start for St. Louis.
• The Cardinals' workouts on Saturday were abbreviated so that players and staff could attend an autograph function with season-ticket holders. As a result, most players were off the field by 11:30 a.m. ET.
• Dennis Martinez, a former 245-game winner in the Majors, has stopped by Cardinals camp several times since Spring Training workouts began. He's not a stranger here, as Martinez spent six seasons as a coach in the Cardinals' Minor League system. He left to become the Astros' bullpen coach in 2013, but he was let go after the season.