"He said it wasn't that big of a deal and could go," Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said. "But we're going to have to be careful this month. We've got one off-day, so we're really going to have to be searching and listening to when these guys need a day [off]. I think we all know that keeping them healthy is the key."
Matheny said Beltran would likely play Saturday.
"Yeah, if he feels the same," he said. "We'll reevaluate tomorrow."