MLB notebook: Cardinals will start reliever Martinez in Wainwright's place
Cardinals reliever Carlos Martinez will make his second career start against the Mets on Monday in place of Adam Wainwright.
Wainwright will miss the start because of tendinitis in his pitching elbow. He is 9-3 with a 2.15 ERA in 1001⁄3 innings this season. He had an injection Wednesday after an MRI pinpointed the trouble area in the back of his elbow. General manager John Mozeliak said it was like “tennis elbow.”
Wainwright was a 19-game winner last year and won 20 games in 2010.
This season, Martinez is 0-3 with a 4.67 ERA in 30 appearances with no starts. He started one game in 2013. He went 42⁄3 innings against the Dodgers, allowing four runs.
The Cardinals also purchased the contract of left-handed pitcher Nick Greenwood from Triple-A Memphis and optioned outfielder Randal Grichuk back to the affiliate.
Giants' Posey exits early
Giants catcher Buster Posey was lifted for a pinch hitter in the bottom of the fourth inning in San Francisco's game against the Rockies on Sunday after taking a foul tip to the face mask. Posey, a former NL MVP, was hitting .269 entering play and was 1 for 2 before he was replaced by Hector Sanchez, who hit a home run.
Twins put 3B Plouffe on DL
The Twins placed Trevor Plouffe on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left oblique muscle and recalled Pedro Florimon from Triple-A Rochester. Plouffe is hitting .241 with five homers as Minnesota's everyday third baseman.
Tigers summon bullpen help
The Tigers made a move to try to bolster their struggling bullpen, recalling lefty Blaine Hardy from Triple-A Toledo. Hardy, who was available for Sunday's game, has never pitched in the majors. Hardy was 3-2 with a 2.68 ERA in 20 games at Toledo, including six starts.
Angels place RHP Salas on DL
The Angels placed right-hander Fernando Salas on the 15-day disabled list with inflammation in his right shoulder. Manager Mike Scioscia said Salas has had lingering discomfort and the move was made “to try to knock this thing out.”
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