JUPITER, Fla. -- Gerald Laird is eager and ready to get back in a ballgame, but he may need to wait a little while anyway.
Laird has been sidelined since he suffered some mild discomfort in his left hamstring on Thursday. Manager Tony La Russa said recently that he expects to hold Laird out until after the Cardinals' off-day on Tuesday, and Laird indicated Sunday that that still seems to be the plan.
"[La Russa] asked me today, and I said 'I feel good for tomorrow,'" Laird said. "He said, 'OK,' but then he said, 'But don't forget we have the extra off-day.' When it all comes down to it, I'm good to go, but if they want me to take the extra day, I will. I feel fine."
Laird went through a full, normal workout Sunday. That included not only hitting, but doing some catching, throwing and blocking balls.