Matt Carpenter becomes latest to land on DL

Jenifer Langosch/MLB.com

A right oblique strain has landed corner infielder/outfielder Matt Carpenter on the 15-day disabled list, making him the fifth Cardinals player to be placed on the DL since May 16.

Taking Carpenter’s place on the roster will be catcher Steven Hill, whose contract was purchased from Triple-A Memphis on Wednesday. Hill can also play first base, as well the outfield. With a third catcher on the roster, manager Mike Matheny also has flexibility to use catcher Tony Cruz at first base, if necessary.

Matt Adams is expected to get the majority of starts at first base until Carpenter and/or Allen Craig (left hamstring strain) return from the DL.

Hill, whose has appeared in one Major League game during his career, was batting .257 with four home runs and 11 RBIs in 19 games with Memphis this season. He had to be added to both the 25- and 40-man rosters, which makes the Cardinals’ 40-man roster now full.

Hill, who will wear No. 70, will be in uniform for Wednesday’s series finale against the Padres.

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7 Comments

Better to get all the injuries out of the way early and not in August and September.
They will bounce back and do fine!

Please be careful. I’d hate to see DL: Langosch, sprained writing wrist.

That would be tragic. Actually, I’m dealing with right back/shoulder pain. But I’m playing, I mean typing, through it.

Ever think that the 1B position for the Cards is cursed now?

Perhaps Albert left it that way…

What are your thought on Adams ability at 1st? I know it’s early!

oops, sorry, thoughts.

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