Cardinals put C Laird on DL, activate 2B Schumaker

The St. Louis Cardinals have put backup catcher Gerald Laird on

the 15-day disabled list with a broken right index finger and

activated second baseman Skip Schumaker.

The Cardinals were 8-2 in Laird’s starts before he was injured

Sunday when hit by a pitch. He’s batting .214 with four RBIs.

Schumaker had been on the DL since April 16 with a strained

right triceps.

The Cardinals sent right-hander Mitchell Boggs to Triple-A

Memphis before Monday night’s game at San Diego. He is 0-2 with a

3.66 ERA and three saves, and briefly had been the Cardinals’

closer.

Catcher Tony Cruz was recalled from Triple-A. The Cardinals also

said right-hander Brian Broderick, taken by Washington in the Rule

5 draft, was given back to St. Louis and assigned to Memphis.