Yunel Escobar was removed from Thursday's game against the Padres after being hit by a pitch on his right hand.
He will presumably head for X-rays to rule out any structural damage. Danny Escobar replaced him and would see increased action if Escobar is forced to miss an extended period of time.
Adam Ottavino (elbow) began throwing from flat ground on Thursday.
It's the first time the right-hander has been able to throw since undergoing Tommy John surgery in May. He won't be ready to rejoin the Rockies bullpen until midway through the 2016 season.
Jarred Cosart allowed four runs on five hits over five innings of work in his first minor league rehab start with High-A Jupiter on Thursday.
Cosart surrendered five hits on the night while walking one and striking out four. He has been sidelined since early July with an inner-ear disorder, but is finally making tangible strides toward a return to the big league rotation. He should be ready to roll at some point in early September.
Stephen Piscotty is not in the Cardinals starting lineup on Thursday.
It's certainly a well-deserved day of rest for Piscotty who has started the team's last 29 contests. Piscotty has been on a tear offensively, slashing .316/.349/.538 with four homers and 20 RBI in 117 at-bats. Matt Carpenter will draw a rare start at first base in his absence.
Adam Jones is listed as day-to-day after X-rays on his wrist came back negative on Thursday.
Jones was removed from Thursday's game against the Royals after crashing into the outfield wall. While he is experiencing symptoms of whiplash, there were no fractures in his wrist and he isn't experiencing any concussion symptoms. He should return to the O's lineup at some point over the weekend.