• With Randal Grichuk now in St. Louis, top prospect Oscar Taveras is expected to get regular starts in center field with the Triple-A Memphis club. His start in center on Monday was his third of the season. Taveras homered in Memphis' loss on Sunday to extend his hitting streak to 11 games.
• Hitting coach John Mabry remains away from the club due to a personal situation. Manager Mike Matheny said that Mabry is expected back at the ballpark on Tuesday. In his absence, assistant hitting coach David Bell has been in the dugout as the lead hitting coach.
• The Texas League named Springfield first baseman Jonathan Rodriguez its Player of the Week for April 21-27. Rodriguez went 14-for-27 with seven extra-base hits, six RBIs and six runs during that seven-game stretch. Through 19 Double-A games, he is batting .347.
• During an afternoon ceremony at Busch Stadium on Tuesday, Cardinals Care, the organization's charitable arm, will distribute more than $117,000 in grants to 57 St. Louis-area nonprofit organizations that work with children.