ST. LOUIS -- Already thin in the infield, the Cardinals had to do without two more options on Saturday. Ryan Theriot and Allen Craig are both considered day-to-day with minor left leg injuries.
Theriot was pulled from Friday night's game after he was hit in the left shin by a pitch. He was feeling better on Saturday, and manager Tony La Russa said that he could come off the bench later in the game. But he was held out of the starting lineup and conceivably could be held out on Sunday as well.
"It's getting better," Theriot said. "It's definitely better today than it was yesterday after the game."
Craig, meanwhile, fouled a ball off his left calf in the same game and is likewise touch-and-go for the immediate future. La Russa said that Craig may be a bit farther away from playing than Theriot, but Craig played down the injury on Saturday afternoon.
"When I start walking around, it loosens up a little bit," Craig said. "Nothing serious."