Rotowire: Dec 17 / 7:02a ET
News: Siegrist (forearm) began throwing from 60 feet this week, Jim Hayes of FOX Sports Midwest reports.
Impact: It's only a preliminary step in Siegrist's recovery from the late-season stiffness in his forearm and throwing hand, but it offers further encouragement that the lefty will be healthy for the start of 2015. Despite his lackluster production last season due in large part to the ongoing forearm issue, Siegrist is still viewed as a integral member of the Cardinals' late-inning mix.
Rotowire: Dec 10 / 10:32a ET
News: The Cardinals have increasing confidence that Siegrist (forearm/hand) will be ready to handle a significant role in their bullpen again in 2015, the team's official site reports.
Impact: Even before he hit the disabled list in late May, Siegrist wasn't as dominant as he was upon arrival in 45 appearances with the Cards in 2013 (0.45 ERA, 0.88 WHIP). He struggled mightily upon returning in July, carrying a 13.06 ERA in 10.1 innings while opposing hitters posted a 1.089 OPS against him. If he's healthy when the season begins, Siegrist projects to have a valuable late-inning role for the Cards.