PHOENIX - JUNE 11: Starting pitcher Jaime Garcia #54 of the St. Louis Cardinals pitches against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the Major League Baseball game at Chase Field on June 11, 2010 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
The St. Louis Cardinals have placed left-handed starter Jaime Garcia on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left shoulder. To replace Garcia on their roster, the Cardinals have recalled Fernando Salas from Triple-A.
Jaime Garcia placed on the 15-day DL retroactive to June 6 (left shoulder strain). Fernando Salas recalled from AAA; joins team in Houston.— St. Louis Cardinals (@Cardinals) June 7, 2012
Prior to being placed on the DL, Garcia was listed as day-to-day with arm issues.
Despite his recent discomfort, Garcia made his last scheduled start Tuesday against the Houston Astros. The 25-year-old only lasted two innings during which he surrendered six runs on five hits and two walks. On the season, Garcia has posted an ERA and WHIP of 4.48 and 1.46.
This will mark Salas’ second stint with the Cardinals this season. The 27-year-old posted a 6.32 ERA and 2.04 WHIP over 15 2/3 innings before St. Louis optioned him to Triple-A.
Salas was an integral part of the Cardinals bullpen last year when he maintained an ERA and WHIP of 2.28 and 0.947 over his 68 appearances spanning 75 innings.