03/11/09 5:30 PM ET
Duncan, Rasmus rested by Cards
Conditions consist of soreness, not considered serious
By Matthew Leach / MLB.com
Chris Duncan was held out of Wednesday's game due to groin soreness. A day earlier, he was removed from St. Louis' game against Detroit when he first felt the condition while returning to first base after a single.
Colby Rasmus has also been dealing with a minor injury, but Rasmus believes he is close to a return to action. He was not in the lineup on Tuesday or Wednesday as a result of some discomfort in his left hamstring.
"I'll be in there [Thursday]," Rasmus said. "It's good."
However, it's more likely that Rasmus' return to active duty won't come until Friday. The Cardinals have a doubleheader that day, and La Russa wants to make sure that he is available to play in one of the two games.
Matthew Leach is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.