Houston, TX – The St. Louis Cardinals placed pitcher Jaime Garcia on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to June 6, with a left shoulder strain Thursday.
Garcia has started 11 games for the Cardinals this season, pitching to a 3-4 record with a 4.48 ERA.
After having his turn in the rotation skipped last week, he allowed six runs on five hits and two walks in just two innings in a 9-8 loss to the Houston Astros on Tuesday.
St. Louis recalled pitcher Fernando Salas from Triple-A Memphis to fill the roster spot.
Salas, who led the Cardinals with 24 saves last season, went 0-3 with a 6.32 earned run average in 18 games out of the bullpen for St. Louis earlier this year.