• Seth Maness endured his second straight rough outing, this time allowing three earned runs on three hits and two walks in 1 2/3 innings against Washington. He gave up two runs in an appearance on Friday and has now surrendered six on 10 hits in 4 1/3 innings this spring.
"I think he's just not as sharp as he wants to be right now," Matheny said afterward. "But we have time. I know he's ready to start seeing that consistent down-in-the-zone, put-the-ball-on-the-ground like we know he can do. The things like walks, those aren't things you see him do very often. He's off a click. He's got time to get it fixed."
• The Cardinals have not yet announced how they'll schedule the next starts for Lance Lynn and Carlos Martinez, both of whom would be ready to pitch on regular rest Wednesday. One pitcher will likely piggyback the other in that game against the Mets.
• The Cardinals still intend to get Pete Kozma some exposure across the infield, but he continues to play exclusively at shortstop because the club lacks depth at the position. He started there again on Sunday. Kozma could start getting some exposure at second and third soon, however, now that the Cardinals have signed Cuban shortstop Aledmys Diaz.