Cardinals exercised RHP John Lackey's $500,000 club option for 2015.
John Lackey on Friday reiterated his plans to play next season.
John Lackey was charged with four runs on five hits and a walk over six innings in Tuesday's loss to the Giants.
John Lackey struck out eight while tossing seven innings of one-run ball in Monday's 3-1 victory in Game 3 of the NLDS.
John Lackey allowed two earned runs over 6 2/3 innings Wednesday in a loss to the Cubs.
John Lackey returned to form Friday by allowing just six hits and one run over 7 2/3 innings as part of a 2-1 victory over the Reds.
John Lackey (arm) is scheduled to pitch in Friday's series-opener against the Reds.
John Lackey (arm) threw a bullpen session on Tuesday evening at Busch Stadium.
John Lackey admitted Sunday that he's going through a "dead arm" phase.
The Cardinals have elected to skip John Lackey's next turn in the rotation.
John Lackey was ejected in the third inning of Wednesday's start against the Reds for arguing balls and strikes.
John Lackey was once again hit hard in a losing effort against the Brewers on Friday, allowing six runs on nine hits over his six frames.
John Lackey allowed five runs -- two earned -- over 6 1/3 innings of a no-decision against the Cubs on Sunday.
John Lackey pitched seven innings of one-run ball for the victory as the Cardinals edged the Pirates 3-2 on Monday.