A couple of things from Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak meeting with the team's beat writers:
• Mozeliak has met with Dan Lozano, the agent for Albert Pujols, but wouldn't say much more. He said the two sides have agreed not to "negotiate this in the press." (via Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Twitter )
• Jason Bartlett's name will be bandied about, but the Cardinals aren't interested, Mozeliak said (Goold on Twitter ).
Mozeliak said the acquisition of Ryan Theriot will finish up St. Louis' search for middle infield help. It appears the team will be happy with Theriot at shortstop and Skip Schumaker at second.
If the Cardinals do anything, they will subtract a middle infielder, not add one, as Brendan Ryan could be moved. The Padres are interested in Ryan.
• St. Louis needs to make a move for a backup catcher, but Mozeliak said, "I don't feel we're close to anything at the moment." (B.J. Raines of FOXSportsMidwest.com on Twitter )
-- C. Trent Rosecrans
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