Ellis to DL with left oblique strain; Garcia recalled
A day after manager Mike Matheny revealed that Mark Ellis was unavailable for the team’s series opener against the Reds due to soreness, the veteran infielder was placed on the disabled list with a left oblique strain.
The Cardinals announced the roster move on Tuesday, though Ellis’ DL stint can be backdated to Aug. 15. Taking his place on the 25-man roster is infielder Greg Garcia, who was hitting .275 with 40 RBIs in 103 games with Triple-A Memphis. Garcia, who was briefly on the Major League roster early in the season, batted .367 with Memphis this month.
Ellis, 37, started for the Cardinals at second base last Thursday but had not played since. Dating back to July 6, Ellis had made just four starts.
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