The Cardinals' uncertain shortstop situation for this season might have another facet to it.

Reports out of Venezuela are saying that veteran infielder Ronny Cedeno is heading to the Cardinals, whose regular shortstop Rafael Furcal is coming off a torn elbow ligament.

Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak said he didn't comment on potential transactions and he added that "out of respect to the Stan Musial family, we will have no baseball announcements this weekend."

(Musial's funeral was on Saturday.)

The Cardinals, however, have been interested in Cedeno, given their lack of experienced depth at the position at which rookie Pete Kozma finished in the last month of the regular season. He hit .333 in the regular season and did well in the division series where he helped the Cardinals beat Washington before faltering defensively in the National League championship series.

Cedeno, a Venezuelan who came to the majors at age 22 in 2005 with the Chicago Cubs, is a .247 lifetime hitter. Last year, he batted .259 with four homers as a part-timer with the New York Mets.

His best season came in 2010, when he batted .256 with eight homers and 38 runs batted in for Pittsburgh. Cedeno has played mostly shortstop in his career although he appeared in 28 games at second base last year.