According to Joe Strauss of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, "conversations continue to occur" between the Cardinals front office and right-handed starter Adam Wainwright.
Both sides indicated last week that there was a stall in the negotiations, but that's apparently not the case. Strauss notes that there was a similar "pause" last spring just before the Cardinals announced a five-year, $75 million contract extension with catcher Yadier Molina. Wainwright is hoping to have some kind of resolution by the start of the regular season. The 31-year-old right-hander owns a remarkable 3.15 career ERA.