Cardinals place 1B Matt Adams on DL
ST. LOUIS (AP)
Rookie Matt Adams of the St. Louis Cardinals, who is batting .542 in eight games, has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right oblique.
Adams hasn't played since he had two hits in a 7-3 loss to Philadelphia on Sunday. He was scratched from Monday's game at Washington after complaining of soreness.
The 24-year-old Adams has three home runs, eight RBIs and a 1.042 slugging percentage in 24 at-bats as the backup first baseman. The DL move was made retroactive to Monday.
The Cardinals purchased the contract of infielder Jermaine Curtis from Triple-A Memphis in time for Friday night's game against the Pittsburgh Pirates. The 25-year-old Curtis, a right-handed hitter, was a fifth-round pick in 2008.