• Lefty reliever Kevin Siegrist threw his first live batting practice session of the spring on Sunday. He was one of the last pitchers to throw live BP because of a slight setback to his throwing program earlier in camp. Siegrist is now on track as he should be.
• Matheny said that he has added "competitions" into camp as a way to challenge players to be attentive to detail during workouts. Those competitions, however, are taking place mostly in the batting cages, which are outside of the public eye.
"We've been doing it without the fanfare," Matheny said. "Competition isn't always necessarily meant for public consumption. We try to make it to where these guys are pushing against one another without embarrassing anybody or exalting anybody else either. There is enough pressure that they put on themselves that we don't necessarily need to make that any larger."
What is up for grabs? Pride, for one. And secondly, some unlucky competition losers have already had to start serving their teammates lunch.
• Right-hander Scott McGregor, who pitched in Double-A and Triple-A last season, has been added to the organization's STEP (Spring Training Early Program) camp, an invite-only initiative for some of the Cardinals' best Minor Leaguers. Two of the STEP participants (Boone Whiting and Kurt Heyer) were moved to big league camp this weekend in order to help the Cardinals cover innings in Grapefruit League games.