Diaz Gets All Star Nod, Replaces Carpenter
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ST. LOUIS (AP) – St. Louis Cardinals All-Star second baseman Matt Carpenter has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right oblique. There’s no set timetable for his return.
Rookie shortstop Aledmys Diaz, who is having a breakout season, will replace Carpenter on the All-Star team. Diaz was batting .319 with 12 homers and 44 RBIs.
The Cardinals purchased the contract of catcher Michael McKenry from Triple-A Memphis.
Carpenter, named Tuesday to his third NL All-Star team, is the third St. Louis player in three days to go on the DL, joining Brandon Moss (ankle) and Brayan Pena (knee).
To hear Mike Matheny discuss Carpenter’s situation, click audio player above.