St. Louis Cardinals closer Jason Motte probably will start the season on the disabled because of a mild muscle flexor strain in his pitching arm.The Cardinals said Saturday that the right-hander had stopped throwing following the results of an MRI a day earlier.Motte pitched an inning against the New York Mets on Thursday in Port St. Lucie, then told the team his forearm tightened up on the bus ride back to the Cardinals’ spring training complex.“We’re certainly going to be as aggressive as we can with the rehab, but in terms of DL, I would say that’s likely going to happen,” general manager John Mozeliak said.Motte was 0-0 with one save and a 5.00 ERA in nine innings during spring training.Setup man Mitchell Boggs will move into the closer’s role.Anti-PED strategyMajor League Baseball took the unusual step Friday of filing a lawsuit in Florida state court, accusing six people connected to a South Florida anti-aging clinic of damaging the sport by providing various players with prohibited substances.The suit could open the door for other officials in other sports to file similar suits against those who they think provided their players with banned drugs, the New York Times reports.The suit was filed against the clinic, Biogenesis of America; a predecessor company called Biokem that operated out of the same office; and six individuals connected to the clinic. Briefly• Rays: David Price needs a little more time before Opening Day. “I’m still searching right now,” the Tampa Bay ace said after Saturday’s 6-4 loss to Minnesota. The AL Cy Young Award winner gave up three runs – two earned – and nine hits in five innings. He had been hoping to pitch into the sixth.“I feel fine. I feel good out there, and my stuff is good and good in the bullpen,” Price said. “I really feel like last year it took me to my first start. That’s when everything clicked for me. I’m still kind of waiting for that now.”Price was 20-5 with a 2.56 ERA last year,• Nationals: Bryce Harper was scratched from the Washington lineup Saturday because of swelling in his left hand. Harper was jammed on a pitch by Detroit’s Drew Smyly on Friday. Manager Davey Johnson said he’s not concerned about the swelling and expects Harper to be back in the lineup Sunday. ... Even though Gio Gonzalez says he needs to build up arm strength, he looked fine Saturday in his first spring training start after the World Baseball Classic. Gonzalez allowed one run and four hits in six innings during Washington 3-1 loss to the Mets.• Braves: Rookie right-hander Julio Teheran won struck out 10 in six hitless innings and Dan Uggla hit one of three homers for a split-squad of Braves, who beat Houston 3-2. Teheran, Atlanta’s fifth starter, walked three while lowering his ERA to 1.04 in six starts. “That’s a really good arm,” Astros manager Bo Porter said. Teheran also pitched five hitless innings against St. Louis on March 12. He has allowed just seven hits over 26 innings this spring while striking out 35 and walking nine.• Phillies: Chase Utley homered twice and drove in four runs, leading Philadelphia to a 13-4 win over Baltimore. Utley hit a two-run shot in the first and Ryan Howard followed with his sixth of the spring. Dominic Brown also had a three-run drive for the Phillies.• Mets: Johan Santana knows he won’t be pitching when the New York Mets start their season April 1. He doesn’t know when he’ll take the mound again.The 33-year-old left-hander was scheduled to throw on flat ground from 90 feet Saturday, up from 60 feet a week ago. He’ll need to get up to about 180 feet before the Mets allow his first bullpen session since Feb. 6.He said Saturday that “I’m making progress, I just don’t know when I’m going to be pitching again.”The two-time Cy Young Award winner will miss the entire exhibition season because of a lack of arm strength and will start the season on the disabled list.• Yankees: The team signed pitcher Chien-Ming Wang to a minor league contract. Wang, who turns 33 later this month, was originally signed by the Yankees in 2000. He went 55-26 with them during five seasons, and was a 19-game winner in consecutive years. Wang has been slowed by several injuries since then, starting when he injured his foot while running the bases in 2008. The right-hander from Taiwan went 2-6 with a 6.68 ERA in 10 games with Washington last year.• Angels: Garrett Richards certainly pitched well enough to warrant a spot in the Angels’ rotation. Whether there is room for him remains to be seen. Richards worked into the seventh inning, the longest outing by an Angels pitcher this spring, to lead a Los Angeles split squad over the Milwaukee Brewers 5-1.• Giants: The spring struggles continued for Tim Lincecum as San Francisco lost to Oakland 12-5. In Lincecum’s fourth start, the two-time NL Cy Young winner gave up five earned runs and six hits while throwing 80 pitches in three-plus innings. Brandon Belt hit his seventh home run this spring for the Giants.