The Pittsburgh Pirates placed reliever Juan Cruz on the 15-day disabled list Saturday with right shoulder inflammation.
The move is retroactive to July 18.
Cruz has compiled a 2.61 earned run average in 37 games this season.
To fill the roster spot, the Pirates have recalled former All-Star Evan Meek from Triple-A Indianapolis. The right-hander had a 7.59 ERA in 10 outings with the Pirates before being demoted in May.
Meek went 3-2 with a save and a 2.27 ERA in 27 relief appearances with Indianapolis.