Newly-signed Cardinal starter Jeff Suppan will throw a bullepn on Saturday after his arrival in Phoenix was delayed by weather, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports .
The Cardinals have a deal in place with the 35-year old, but it is contingent on his bullpen session and a meeting with the team's trainers.
"He has to show that he's healthy," Cardianls general manager John Mozeliak told the Post-Dispatch . "This is not a talent search."
La Russa told the newspaper the session would be important to
"He's coming into to throw for us," La Russa said. "We're hopeful. Wait until tomorrow. Just watch him throw. Based on how he throws, go to the next step. We have a history with him. He’s available. I think (Dave Duncan) has seen something that makes him think there’s some Soup left."
If anyone can rescue Suppan, 0-2 with a 7.84 for the Brewers this season, it's Duncan, the patron saint of washed-up hurlers.
Goold also wrote that the Cardinals have made room on the 40-man roster for Suppan by outrighting left-hander Tyler Norrick and that Brad Penny had another set of MRIs on his strained lat that showed he was progressing fromt he injury.
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