Jhonny Peralta (knee) could return to game action Monday.
Jhonny Peralta underwent a precautionary X-ray on his left knee on Saturday which came back negative.
Cardinals manager Mike Matheny indicated Friday that Jhonny Peralta will be the team's starting third baseman and Jedd Gyroko will be a utility infielder.
Jhonny Peralta tripled and doubled Tuesday against the Marlins.
Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak said Sunday that there will be a competition for the third base job between Jhonny Peralta and Jedd Gyorko.
Jhonny Peralta went 3-for-4 with a home run, four RBI and two runs scored in Tuesday's win over the Reds.
Jhonny Peralta went 1-for-4 and plated the Cardinals' lone run in Sunday night's loss to the Cubs.
Jhonny Peralta is sitting Wednesday versus the Cubs.
Jhonny Peralta is not in the Cardinals' lineup Sunday.
Jhonny Peralta is out of the Cardinals' lineup Wednesday afternoon against the Astros.
Jhonny Peralta is not in the Cardinals' lineup Friday.
Cardinals activated INF Jhonny Peralta from the 15-day disabled list.
Jhonny Peralta (thumb) is expected to function as the primary shortstop when he returns from the disabled list on Tuesday.
Jhonny Peralta (thumb) will begin a rehab assignment with High-A Palm Beach on Sunday.