Cardinals place Wainwright back on DL, call up Flaherty
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals have placed Adam Wainwright back on the 10-day disabled list after the right-hander struggled with velocity in his last start and said he needed “to pause and get it right.”
The 36-year-old Wainwright was on the DL with elbow inflammation before returning Sunday in San Diego, but he lasted just 2 1/3 innings in the Cardinals’ 5-3 loss to the Padres.
“It was pretty clear from early on,” manager Mike Matheny said of Wainwright making a return to the disabled list.
Wainwright is 1-3 with a 4.00 ERA in four starts this season.
St. Louis called up Jack Flaherty from Triple-A Memphis, and the rookie right-hander is slated to start Tuesday night’s game at Minnesota.
Flaherty, 22, made two starts earlier this season for the Cardinals and is 4-1 with a 2.27 ERA at Memphis this year.
In addition, Matheny said right-hander Carlos Martinez likely won’t be ready to return from the disabled list to start this weekend when he’s first eligible. Martinez is currently rehabbing a right lat strain.
Matheny indicated John Gant could be a candidate to start Saturday at home against Philadelphia.
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