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Cardinals put Piscotty on DL with right hamstring strain

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MLB: St. Louis Cardinals at Chicago Cubs Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

The Cardinals have placed outfielder Stephen Piscotty on the 10-day disabled list after with a right hamstring strain, the team announced.

Piscotty suffered the injury in Thursday night’s 5-4 loss to the Brewers. He grabbed at his hamstring after he ran out a ground ball to third base in the second inning. He had an MRI on it following the game and didn’t think it was a serious injury at the time, according to Nate Latsch of MLB.com.

"I just got it checked out, had the MRI," Piscotty said to Latsch. "Very, very mild muscle spasm, so extremely good news. We're going to re-evaluate it in the morning and go from there, but everything is very encouraging after the fact."

Entering his third season, Piscotty was looking to build off what he did for the Cardinals in his first two seasons with the club. He slashed .282/.348/.467 with 29 homers and 124 RBI over 216 career games.

His play earned him a six-year, $33.5 million extension with the club on April 3. His long-term deal was the fourth one since the end of last season. Catcher Yadier Molina signed a three-year, $60 million deal before Opening Day, and in the winter, starter Carlos Martinez inked five-year, $51 million deal with two options and outfielder Dexter Fowler signed a fiver-year, $82.5 million deal.

This season, Piscotty had only been slashing .241/.378/.380 with two homers and 11 RBI in 25 games. Now that he is out, the Cardinals recalled outfielder Tommy Pham to take his on the roster. Pham, who played in 78 games for the Cardinals last season, was batting .283 with four homers and 19 RBI in 25 games with Triple-A Memphis this season.