Mark Mulder will attempt a comeback in 2014.
Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak said Tuesday that he expects Jaime Garcia (shoulder) to be part of the rotation as long as he's healthy.
Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports that the Indians are among the teams interested in free agent relievers John Axford.
Oscar Taveras (ankle) was not cleared to run yet after visiting with Cardinals team doctors over the weekend.
Peter Bourjos (wrist) was cleared to swing a bat over the weekend.
CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Cubs, Orioles and Mariners are among the teams interested in John Axford.
Nick Piecoro of AZCentral.com reports that the Diamondbacks made a strong push for Carlos Beltran before he reached an agreement with the Yankees late Friday.
Tim Brown of Yahoo Sports reports that the Yankees agreement with Carlos Beltran is for three years and $45 million.
Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News reports that Carlos Beltran has agreed to a three-year deal with the Yankees.
Patrick Mooney of CSNChicago.com reports that there is "mutual interest" between the Cubs and John Axford.
FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Royals have not made Carlos Beltran a three-year, $48 million offer.
ESPN's Jerry Crasnick writes that it looks like Carlos Beltran is more likely to sign during the Winter Meetings.
The Yankees aren't likely to sign Carlos Beltran, CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports.
Reds GM Walt Jocketty said Wednesday that his club has no interest in free agent Carlos Beltran.
Bob Dutton of the Tacoma News Tribune hears that "many in the industry" now see the Royals as the clear favorites to sign free agent outfielder Carlos Beltran.