AP source: Talks going well for Cards, La Russa

A person with knowledge of the discussions says contract talks are going well between the St. Louis Cardinals and veteran manager Tony La Russa.

The person, who spoke Friday on condition of anonymity because the talks are confidential, said La Russa is in daily discussions with the team about a new contract and a deal could be done soon.

The Cardinals finished a disappointing 86-76 last season following a late collapse. It was La Russa's 15th season with the team and he had a one-year deal.

The 66-year-old La Russa hasn't spoken publicly since the day after the season and general manager John Mozeliak hasn't commented at all.

The person told the AP sticking points in talks could include security for La Russa's coaching staff.