“He’s got to do some on-field things,” Price said. “Take batting practice, take balls in the outfield, do some throwing, do a normal pregame. Billy was able to do most of that yesterday and was feeling quite better by the end of the game.”
Cozart rising: Shortstop Zack Cozart climbed from third to second among National League shortstops in All-Star voting. He has 547,750 votes, trailing only the Los Angeles Dodgers' Corey Seager (604,783).
Cozart is having a career year. He’s hitting .344. His career average is .253.
“I think he’s always been a good offensive performer and outstanding defensive performer,” Price said. “Now the offense has caught up with the defense. He’s not just a guy who lines a single to right. He hits homers. He adds a bunch of doubles and triples.”
Left fielder Adam Duvall ranks 13th among NL outfielders in voting.
Louisville updates: Cody Reed is 1-4 with a 3.23 ERA in six starts since being sent to Triple-A Louisville on May 4. He had his best start Saturday, throwing six shutout innings against Lehigh Valley.
Robert Stephenson threw four shutout innings Sunday against Lehigh Valley in his first appearance since being sent down on May 30.
Catcher Stuart Turner is 5-for-18 in five games in a rehab appearance with Louisville. He caught all nine innings Sunday. He has been on the disabled list since May 20 with a strained right hamstring.
Next game: Tim Adleman (3-2, 4.89 ERA) starts a 7:10 p.m. game Wednesday against Adam Wainwright (6-3, 3.79). In his last start against the Cardinals on April 28, Adleman allowed five earned runs on eight hits in 5 1/3 innings.