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Expos' Barrett lands on DL

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Montreal, QC (Sports Network) - The Montreal placed catcher on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday because of a right hip flexor strain. The 26-year-old Barrett has struggled this season for the and is batting just .207 with nine homers and 26 RBI in 61 games. According to Barrett, the hip flexor was "tight" during Saturday's game with the , but it was a check swing in the eighth inning that made it worse.

A career .254 hitter, Barrett's average had been hovering around the .150 mark during the first few months of the season. However, he's batting .333 during July with four homers and 12 RBI.

To fill the spot on their roster, the purchased the contract of pitcher Roy Corcoran from Double-A Harrisburg.

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